Avg: 2.9 from 50 votes
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|FA:||Tom Howard, Bill Newman - 1974|
|Page Views:||2,562 total · 24/month|
|Shared By:||saxfiend on Jul 5, 2009|
|Admins:||Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
DescriptionSteep but well-protected, Raise Hell is a full-value 5.8. The climbing difficulty doesn't really let up until near the end, but there are good rest stances to recharge along the way. An excellent route for a leader who's ready to up the ante after doing routes like Golden Earring.
Start atop a large block about midway down the left wall of the Amphitheatre (same as for Do or Dive). Step onto the wall and move left to a crack system; follow this until it ends, then trend left until you're below a much larger crack. Gain the big crack (crux) and follow it to its end, then move right to another right-arching wide crack (the guidebook inexplicably refers to this as a "chimney"). Climb this wide crack up and right to finish at the rap anchors shared by Golden Earring and other routes in this section.