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A Faint Horizon
Avg: 2.9 from 8 votes
|Type:||Sport, 100 ft|
|FA:||Abel Jones, JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest|
|Page Views:||1,279 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||JJ Schlick on Jan 29, 2012|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionFaint Horizon is an intriguing harder pitch on the Main Wall, and shares the same start as Man on the Moon. Just after the initial starting moves, make your way right to a high first bolt. Be selective as you pick your way through the next 15' of climbing, as most of the rock is not that good, though the dark shields are certainly solid.
The middle portion of this route features fairly technical climbing past some very interesting holds... A good knee bar below the chain draw will give you a bit of a rest before things start to get hard. You will know the crux when it comes, and the route is named for this thin section of beautiful stone, and fantastic holds. As it stands it is an excellent training pitch that will improve with traffic and a few good monsoonal poundings.
Get on it if you like the technical side of things, and thinking outside the box! It has a reputation for shutting folks down. An onsight challenge for sure.
A bonus for this route is that it is very easy to traverse right, just below the anchor on Man on the Moon, to access the anchor of A Faint Horizon to hang draws, and scrub the crimps....