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|Type:||Sport, 80 ft (24 m)|
|Page Views:||1,254 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Fred Gomez on Aug 29, 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?
With the high first bolt stick clipped, lie back your way up a giant detached flake. There is one cruxy lock off move in the first few bolts that is a little challenging for shorter climbers. Continue tugging on large hand holds straight through an interesting top out move that delivers you to vertical terrain. A really good rest can be copped here before traversing right then heading straight up the blank face.
The vertical face is a bit perplexing, especially when there is no chalk to guide you. Expect a relentless series of slopey edges as you teeter on one foothold at a time. The climbing is balancy and technical the entire way. A noticeable crux is found 15 feet below the anchor. There are multiple ways to make it through this section so be sure to do a thorough survey of all the possible handholds.