Type: Trad, 100 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Galen Howell, John Jackson
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Shared By: Ben Sachs on Jun 4, 2009
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

You & This Route


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Description

A classic route that climbs a very unique sloping ramp. The first pitch (50') is pumpy the whole time and has great rock quality. There is a 2nd pitch that goes at 5.11- I believe, but it rarely gets done.

IMHO, a glaring omission from Selected Climbs, which ironically features a full-page photo of this route but no description.

Location

Right end of Lower HB. Supposedly is always dry.

Protection

3 bolts and some small-med cams for the 1st pitch. Bolted Anchor. 2nd pitch pro and anchor is unclear.

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Edward Medina
Ridgway, CO
Edward Medina   Ridgway, CO  
FA: Galen Howell, John Jackson Jun 7, 2009
Phoffmann  
 
A perfect 00 TCU protects the very last hard move. May 29, 2011
TomCaldwell
Clemson, S.C.
 
TomCaldwell   Clemson, S.C.
 
I don't own the 00, but a 3 ballnut worked very well here. Hard to see from below, but the placement is much deeper. The gold ballnut is rated to 8kN, which makes you really happy for that last section. Also got a tricam in the horizontal before. Jun 16, 2014
BigCountry
  5.11d
BigCountry  
  5.11d
Such a good route and solid for the grade. Thanks for the ball nut beta Tom that worked perfect for me Aug 25, 2014