Avg: 2.3 from 10 votes
|Type:||Sport, 60 ft|
|Page Views:||204 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||BBQ on Jun 20, 2011|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
After carfully making your way around a corner, one will happen upon a bold, black streak and come to a personal crossroads, which, of course, takes place within each and every one of us.
Go big...or go home. That is the quintessential dogma that is represented within the Land of the Five Twelves. It's virtures have become sanctified tenants in which climbers define their lives by. At some point within one's climbing career, one ponders the question, "How hard to I wanna go...and thus, how far do I wanna fall?"
To climb rocks is to truely wander, and if you are a climber who loves the idea of being able to wander off into 5.ll sport climbing territory without the threat of damnation, then this lavish, yet middling route is calling your name.
It starts on a slab, yet it starts on a crack. How high can you climb the crack? How how many footsteps of elevation must you achieve before you traverse? How many crimps must one endure before a bucket hold and a nice, comfy place to stand and shake out your twitching arms?
All these questions - and more regarding all things existential - await you at this 5.10c crack climb that becomes a 5.11 face climb should you choose to accept the will of the road less traveled. Go ahead, test your faith. Test yourself and see if you are at a point in your life where you could potentially go into territory that you have never yet experienced. Is the secret to life within the potential ride...or should you keep to the moves that stay within the bounds of your reason? Risk it all, or not at all...finding a righteous path to the anchors is possible and well within your reach...even if you get lost along the way.
The bottom line is we are all lost souls, we feel conflicted about many of our decisions within life and that is why were are human. We know not perfection yet within our conscious psyche, which we might call a soul, we feel something that suggests to us that we are granted a chance to achieve it. How you get there is up to you.
Get on this route! It is awesome and awe inspring! Spearfish Canyon does not have an over- abundance of "Choose Your Own Adventure climbs" due to the beta intsive nature of many of the routes in the area which rank into the 5.11 and 5.12 territory.
Do this route! Do it over and over again! Do it everytime the relentlessly hot summer days (or the cool sprinkling showers of spring) drive you to this truly humbling crag.