Avg: 2.3 from 16 votes
|Type:||Sport, 75 ft (23 m)|
|FA:||Stuart Ruckman, Doug Heinrich, Bob Ingall, 1989|
|Page Views:||1,002 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||John Steiger on Jun 22, 2012|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
Nonetheless, The Wraith provides three star climbing for BCC (Ruckmans give it two out of three stars) and if you feel solid at 5.11a you'll just chuckle, although maybe nervously, as you make your way past each bolt. You'll likely want to place a cam (1 ½") between the 4th and 5th bolts, although don't look too hard or you'll notice that the integrity of the placement is not entirely free from doubt. (If rebolting is under consideration, maybe contact Stuart and get his consent to add a bolt in lieu of the cam placement and to move the last bolt to the right of the arête).
Two last notes: Consider bringing a stick-clip for the first bolt; the move to it is not easy and the landing is bad. Also, there are a few small scattered patches of poison oak that are out of the way, but you may want to locate them to be sure.
Six draws, a 1.5” cam, and draws for the bolts on top. As of this writing, the anchors only have quicklinks that do not extend over the edge such that threading and lowering are feasible; it’s easy though to retrieve the top draws at the end of your visit as you leave, if you’ve come in from the Storm Mountain Picnic Area.