Avg: 3.1 from 9 votes
|Type:||Sport, 80 ft (24 m)|
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|Shared By:||Fred Gomez on Jun 25, 2012|
|Admins:||Chris Whisenhunt, SmithVentures, 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?
Begin by stick clipping a very high first bolt and then funk your way up through a shallow scoop dihedral. After the first bolt move on to jugs and blocky features. Negotiate the crux at the Brown trout and then fly through 4 more bolts of juggy climbing. For the most enjoyable experience skip the bolt after the brown trout. The route climbs much smoother and more continuous this way. Clear the lip of the wall and then use a couple reasonably sized crimps to make your way to the anchor.
This route is a great pick for a summer day as it gets shade all day long. All the holds are large and the route can be used as a great endurance trainer.