Walk On Water
Avg: 4 from 5 votes
|Type:||Sport, 90 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||Mark Tarrant, Richard Wright, 2010|
|Page Views:||2,115 total · 27/month|
|Shared By:||Mark Tarrant on Jul 23, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionWalk On Water climbs the awesome, blank-looking face and arete on the left margin of the WOW plate, P3. It's quite hard for the entire first half after which it eases to tricky .10+ to the anchor. Expect nonstop, mostly solid 5.12 right off the ledge for 45' with a technical 5.13 crux halfway through. The redpoint/endurance crux is 15' above the technical crux involving a nice dyno after moving off the arete. As for the crux itself, the hardest move is merely a matter of letting go with one hand from a fully outstretched span and snagging a micro-chip right in front of your nose. The net vertical gain is exactly 0'.
Spectacular and a little intimidating (but well protected), 'WOW-II' is highly technical and sustained, and it's definitely the hardest pitch at Empire. It's also pretty sequential and might be nearly impossible without pre-locating some crucial holds, making an onsight massively impressive.
LocationThis is on the left side of the P3 plate of Windows on the World.
Approach via WOW, Eternal Sunshine, or EOA.
Lower and rap or continue on with WOW.