Avg: 3.7 from 3 votes
|Type:||Sport, 65 ft|
|FA:||Todd Skinner 1991|
|Page Views:||1,966 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Fred Vanden Bergh on Oct 16, 2010|
|Admins:||Dan Flynn, Nate Ball|
This is, of course, an amazing route, and it just gets harder and harder the further you climb. Gaining each of the three caves along the way has its own crux; the final one has you pulling on small holds when the route is the most overhung and you're the most pumped. A couple knee bars here and there may provide some relief along the way, and the second cave does offer a no hands rest where one can recover for the final push.
And, don't forget the "Moon Swing:" once the rope goes up to the final anchor, keep the trailing end through the draws to belay from (to stay out of the way of the swinging climber). Tie into the lead end, climb up to the second draw, and let go for a *huge* swing across the arch.
This route is difficult on TR as falls put you pretty far from the rock, and cleaning it top down is even worse. So, the best method to clean seems to be a combo: have the leader back clean as many bolts as they can, 3 or 4, and then TR up to get the rest, taking a mini-Moon Swing as a bonus.
Lower down in to the trees below. A 60 meter rope will reach.