Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 239 total · 3/month
Shared By: Jesse Zacher on Mar 9, 2013
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a pretty awesome route. It is a long, arching route with some awesome moves on generally good rock. The dike that you follow can have some small crystals that may break off. Start up a bushy corner to get high enough and traverse left to a bolt. From here, use slings on every bolt in the beginning until you head straight up. Some powerful moves gets you a couple rests and a long slabby traverse to an anchor.

Location

It is 200' left of Smooth Reach. Look for an obvious, light white, arching dike with bolts.

Protection

All QDs.

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Matt Rauen  
 
The first bolt is about 30 feet up (unless I missed something) on some easy climbing (when done from a variation start to the crack left of the author's start). Didn't see any bolts on author's lower 20 feet, so I took the alternate to the left. Could be a little uncomfortable for some with short arms to reach out and clip first bolt. The long traverse to last bolt is an understatement. It's not a necessarily hard traverse but is approx 20 feet over to the bolt. Would be a big fall if you slipped.... A bolt in between last bolt and the one before would be a great addition. Overall, a great climb with some fun moves and good exposure that keeps you on your toes. Would have given 4 stars had it not been for the dangerously distant last bolt. Thanks!
Oct 12, 2013
Jesse Zacher
Grand Junction, Co
  5.10+
Jesse Zacher   Grand Junction, Co  
  5.10+
Glad you had a good time on the route. I would caution that the majority of these routes, presumably put up by Beyer, that I have posted have such run outs as you noted and sometimes quite longer. Enjoy! Oct 14, 2013