Empire State Building
Avg: 3.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft|
|FA:||M. Powell, B. Powell and B. Kamps: circa 1968|
|Page Views:||504 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||BBQ on Jul 1, 2014|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
Description based on the wavy crack.A absolutely fabulous line on the south face of a massive formation located within the south westerly side of the Spire Six ridgeline.
Starts on a mostly-unprotectable slab which gives way to a sick, nearly dead vertical hand crack that can get steep within cruxy places.
A climb that would make King Kong himself proud!
The route has excellent rock quality after you move past some cruddy rock at the very beginning. After that it presents multiple physical challenges with the most dominating crux at the start of the crack. This route is not for the faint of heart or weak of mind, but it gobbles up gear, and gives ample rests when needed most.
Super-exciting and well worth the long hike and excruciating effort!