Avg: 3.4 from 19 votes
|Type:||Trad, 105 ft|
|FA:||Reid Dowdle, '83|
|Page Views:||1,460 total · 27/month|
|Shared By:||Sam Cannon on Aug 1, 2013|
|Admins:||grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle|
Private Property - recently CLOSED TO CLIMBING and all public access. Details
All the areas, crags, and routes north of Twin Sisters are on private property and the landowner recently posted no trespassing notices at the gated road/trail to the area. Any access of these areas and routes is trespassing. Please be respectful of the land owner's wishes and do not climb here until further notice. This includes White Lightning, Skinner Roof, Weather Wall, Yellow Wall, Larry's Annihilation, Needle Rock, Mississippi Fred's, and Secret Tom's.
DescriptionA steep, exciting, beautiful line involving nice patina and a sustained section of stemming, this out of the way climb is not to be missed, though my impression is that it rarely makes it on to climbers' agendas because of the approach (which is not bad at all). It would be great to hit this on a busy day when all the roadside classics have lines. Combining it with White Lightning on your way in or out makes for an epic afternoon. Skinner's Roof is also on the approach in.
Start in somewhat of a corner on the right end of the formation, and then after 15 feet or so traverse left into a long stemming section. Keep towards the left as you get to the top, staying on the left side of the protruding diving board above.
The route is somewhere in the range of 100-110 feet. Top roping is not advised due to the poor position of the single-bolt anchor relative to the top-out of the route.
Be careful pulling your rope. The way the single bolt anchor is positioned on top of the formation makes it incredibly easy to get your rope pinched and cemented in. When we arrived at the route there was a rope hanging down the line that looked pretty haggard and wouldn't pull from the bottom.