Wings of Glory
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, Alpine, 150 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||RMWright, Fall 2012|
|Page Views:||72 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||Richard M. Wright on Oct 4, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionWings of Glory climbs on brilliant stone for two pitches. The moniker comes from a close encounter with the resident Golden Eagle that looked as big as a boxcar when he buzzed Mark and I near the top of King of the Mountain.
P1: 5.12, 90 feet, quickdraws only. Begin below the immaculate corner, and climb up through the dihedral to a perplexing block and hard layaway crux. Originally I was going to call the route Cubik's Rube for my persistent inability to solve this "cube" crux. This pitch becomes progressively more difficult until just below the anchor. It is excellent but hard.
P2: 5.11b/c, 60 feet, quickdraws only. Climb delicately past the large, scary looking block to a tricky, crimp crux. Finish on the bullet hard slab above. The climbing is continuous and needs some time and effort to locate the excellent holds that actually make up the climbing.
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