Avg: 2 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 175 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||182 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||James on May 23, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionWild Cherry follows a crack system just right of Dong (photos coming soon). It has a nice variety of climbing including squeeze chimney, offwidth, and handcrack that protects well. It can be done in one or two pitches with a possible short additional pitch if you choose to top out.
One guidebook recommends a short first pitch ending just above the second chockstone. We set our belay about fifteen feet higher on a small ledge (maybe 1' X 3'). We set our second belay right after you face climb around a bulging boulder.
Overall, it is a fun route with no real distinct crux. We were not sure if the climb had a 5.8 move. All the guidebooks give the route a 5.8 rating, but it may be soft.