Avg: 2.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 65 ft|
|Page Views:||281 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Nov 10, 2009|
Bolt Failures - Donations Help Details
Accelerated corrosion that targets stainless steel bolts (SCC) has caused multiple failures, including both anchor bolts on a route that a climber was being lowered off of. Please read the BOLTS note on the main page. You can also help the cause by visiting the Bivy during your stay and giving QX some reds, whites, or if youre feeling generous, some BLUES!
DescriptionA climb which will be difficulty and fun-level dependent upon your personal taste and body size. The crux will be fists for some, forearms for others, and stacks for the smallest. The thuggy movement might beg the climber to wait for cooler weather, and the rock texture may encourage the less experienced crack climbers to wait for long-sleeve weather.
Climb a few easy moves to reach the bottom of the dihedral, then jam and thrutch up the fist and off-fist moves (forearm locks for me) through an early crux to reach more mellow climbing above, romping up 5.6 moves with good mid-sized protection to an anchor up and left. While the bottom is great rock and classic climbing - an essential for fist crack, it is over too soon to earn the full 3 stars (classic) that the Robertson book gives it. I'd give it two stars. The nearby route 'Surprise Crack (10a)' is a better route still, and a great warm-up for this one anyway.