Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||474 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||nicojah Parco on May 8, 2013|
DescriptionCracked Wheat was the first route bolted at the wall and called thus due to the farmer's wheat stalks that were growing at the base of the wall and lightly stomped over on the route's first ascent (by toprope).
This route, from a climbing perspective, has many styles of climbing over high quality rock. Here you will try all types of moves, power, balance and stretch.
P1: This pitch is harder than the next pitch and requires pulling on slopers, small edges and careful balance. The first pitch is a sustained 5.10+ climbing with several cruxes throughout. I added 2 more bolts in 2015 to make it completely sport.
P2: Continue climbing the face of the pillar until reaching the top. Here you will see the 2nd bolt on the main face of the wall which requires stepping from the pillar onto the face and climbing over a tricky roof. Afterwards, the climbing is easy and there is a long crack for gear, then a couple bolts until the next crux where small edges and hidden sidepulls get you to the top.