Avg: 4 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||768 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||Benjaminadk on Sep 29, 2013|
DescriptionA multi-cruxed test piece at the grade with a little bit of everything.
P1 - Climb out of the cave into the chimney and left facing corner. Follow the steepening crack as it narrows down the further left you go. Pull up through the overhanging face into another vertical left facing corner (crux). Continue up corner until easier ground allows a traverse left to anchors below a black wall with a hanging cedar tree on the left hand side.
p2 - Climb straight up through bolts to a horizontal (gear). Pull up onto a small left rising ramp feature - balance. Make a series three desperate moves on tiny crimps and slopers with mostly bad feet clipping bolts as you go. End on easier ground at a big ledge with a bolted anchor. A desperate and demanding pitch.
p3 - The money pitch IMO. Begin up a flaring crack. Make tricky moves up sticky rock to a flake with finger crack underclings (small gear). Work right to good feet and easier climbing up a flake with more optional gear before the next bolt. Now climb through a sea of beautiful dimpled rock trending left. Surmount a steep sustained section (crux) until the angle eases. Continue up the slab with well spaced bolts aiming for a weakness in the headwall. Clip the final bolt and make one more tricky move to bolt anchors.
If all climbers sent discuss the numerous times you were sure you were going to fall and somehow the magical rock at Potter Mt. kept you going.