Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, TR, 50 ft (15 m)|
|FA:||Sheldon Smith, ground up 1966|
|Page Views:||482 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||Tony Brengosz on Jul 10, 2012|
|Admins:||Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge|
A bit of history and clarity from Jim Erickson:
"This 20-foot, very contrived boulder problem was, in 1966, the hardest lead at the Lake. It was done by Sheldon Smith ground up, placing 2 soft iron, knife blades in the first ten feet with no chalk in a pair of Spider kletterschuhe. He didn't fall, but lowered off once after pounding in the first pin. He then went back up, placed the second one and sent. None of us could follow, despite many attempts. It goes straight up the thin crack to the bucket on Ironmonger's. Within reach, but not allowed, are the huge right arete side- pull and 2 fairly good edges within 6 inches of the arete. A year later, the amazing Tom Higgins easily top-roped it on his first try, chalkless in a pair of Kronhofers! It took me about 15 tries to top rope it over the next 4 years "