Avg: 3.8 from 8 votes
|Type:||Sport, 90 ft|
|FA:||Todd Skinner, Sam Lightner, Mike Tupper - 1990|
|Page Views:||3,678 total · 31/month|
|Shared By:||Fred Vanden Bergh on Sep 3, 2010|
|Admins:||Dan Flynn, Nate Ball|
This route climbs up a delicate start to continuous, steep overhanging tufa stalagtites. There's a spectacular no hands rest, stradling a large tufa 1/2 way through the overhang, a welcome rest for the crux to come. (We were told the Chinese name for this route is 'Flying Horse,' named for this rest stradling the high tufa.) Continue from the rest up through slightly harder terrain, pull the lip, and finally through the crux at the last bolt where the holds get a bit smaller and the desperation increases. I've heard that many skip the final bolt before the anchor -- I did as well. The fall would be long, but totally safe. The route really has no devious, tricky, or tiny holds, its mostly an enduro fest: just keep climbing!
Its hard to imagine a better sport route with better position than this.
A 70 meter rope is likely required to lower off -- haven't tried it with a 60.