Essence of Darkness
Avg: 3.1 from 8 votes
|Type:||Sport, 55 ft|
|Page Views:||139 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||MattL on Apr 7, 2012|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
Climbing is currently allowed in Last Chance Canyon. Continued access is everyones responsibility. Details
The Lincoln National Forest Service continues its ban on bolting new routes (or, by permission only). However, climbing is currently allowed in all areas of Last Chance Canyon.
DescriptionDespite some loose rock near the second bolt, this route is really fun and will probably clean up with more traffic. Bouldery crux down low like its neighbor Solstice, but another powerful section awaits at the third bolt.
Climb up to a horizontal break just beneath the steep roof. Grab some small pockets and make dynamic moves to gain the lip. The second clip is difficult. Heel hook, or campus up some slopers and get established above the roof. Rest on some rather large pockets, and be careful of loose flakes. I pulled a brick sized hold off here (difficulty unchanged). A second powerful crux at the fourth bolt guards the gigantic cave rest. Once recovered, keep it together for the last 15-20 feet of pumpy 11d climbing to the chains.