Kiss the Sky
Avg: 2.4 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 230 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||JS, Brent Manning, Sept. 2010|
|Page Views:||1,229 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||John Steiger on Nov 23, 2010|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThe second pitch of Kiss the Sky is one of the better trad pitches on Strone Crag IMO, requiring thoughtful and careful climbing on good rock with fine exposure. The first pitch (110') starts up Firefly. At Firefly's fifth bolt, traverse right (Firefly goes left) for about ten feet and catch a sweet crack to a small footstance and belay from a single bolt and cams. (5.6).
The money pitch (120') traverses right and up under a roof band until possible to step right onto the face and climb up to a bolt just above a small roof. Bust up to the next bolt, then follow a seam system on the left and head toward a bolt protecting moves to easier ground. Work up and slightly right to join the anchors shared by Starstruck, Mad Calf Disease, and Old Habits Die Hard. Don't pass up any pro between the second and last bolt, or you might get yourself a runout.