Type: Sport, 85 ft (26 m)
FA: Jon Stewart, Mark Deffenbaugh, Kevin Rauch
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Shared By: Toby Butterfield on Sep 11, 2010
Admins: Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

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Description

Pretty sustained, somewhat pumpy and not terribly technical, this route is a good way to get the blood flowing and get warmed up for the rest of your day.

The classic way to start this route is to simply step out over the gap from the comfortable belay ledge to the wall and start climbing, but if you screw it up you'll fall on the horrible impaling tree stump six feet down. If that seems too sketchy you can always start to the left and traverse to the first bolt.

If I had to pick out a crux I'd say it's between the second and third bolts, but frankly it's all pretty similar. Good rail-pulls the whole way up and a very slight overhang make for a solid, sustained route.

Location

Look for a line of bolts above a gap between the wall and the rock promontory--that's Helm's Deep.

Protection

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