Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, 80 ft (24 m)|
|FA:||Bentley Brackett 2003|
|Page Views:||1,247 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Fred Gomez on Apr 2, 2012|
|Admins:||Chris Whisenhunt, Amanda Smith, Pnelson|
- DO NOT park past the sign near the bridge. It indicates something like "no parking to the right," but actually means "no parking past this sign" (thanks DOT). This is to keep access open for emergency 4x4s that may need to descend to gorge for rescues.
-Park completely off the pavement, preferably diagonally, with vehicle rears facing away from the road. I've seen a couple cars actually back out into the highway as they exit the parking. This is stupid and dangerous.
-consider using the large gravel parking lot just off the Underwood Rd. Seriously, it only adds an extra 5 minutes of walking. You came to the Meadow for those closely bolted easy climbs that the NRG lacks, so pay your dues and walk a little, goober. Seriously, you take an extra five minutes to set up your hammock at the crag anyway, it's not a huge deal.
Local climbers and boaters have been getting increasingly irate about bad/excessive parking off of 19. If it keeps as it has been going, the likely outcome will be a simple ban on parking, with no other alternatives. Let's try to self-regulate, m'kay?
Breeze through the first three bolts on crisp edges. Take your last breath before entering a powerful, tenuous crux. If you exhale you could compromise your core tension and be sent sailing! After making an extremely powerful deadpoint to a vertical slot paw desperately to find a hidden foot hold. An 18 inch tick mark wont save you here. Its probably best to let your belayer verbally guide you toward the foot hold. Slap desperately and move quickly past the fourth bolt. A series of thrilling highstep and backstep foot movements take you to jugs in the roof.
Traverse 10 feet to the left and execute the redpoint crux around the roof. Campus through on jugs to get your feet established on the finishing face. Dont forget that all routes at the NRG end at the top of the cliff, whether it means climbing through lichen, a waterfall, or spider webs as thick as fishing line. With that said enjoy twenty feet of 5.8 adventure climbing to the chains.