Avg: 3.5 from 15 votes
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft (27 m)|
|FA:||JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest, Seth Dyer 2014|
|Page Views:||1,896 total · 26/month|
|Shared By:||JJ Schlick on Oct 12, 2014|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
There's tons of good gear on this pitch, and both cruxes are well protected. I feel like this will be an enjoyable, though a challenging onsight for anyone climbing the grade on local basalt. Don't forget your runners.
RAPPEL- Straight down 90' off of the front of the little 'watch tower' formation, 30' climber's right (west) of the Nyctophiliac drainage. Extra rope and rigging is nice to keep your rap line where you want it. Good Ponderosa anchors are a ways back in the woods. Rope guards are useful on the edge of the cliff as usual here.
BELAY- All gear, #.3- .5 size units in a horizontal just above sloping ledge with large patches of scrub oak below and right. A few medium wires or #.3 work well for higher pieces, though in a hollow/welded block.
If you’re going for a flash, I'd bulk up on #00- #.5 sized units. It's also that kind of pitch where you can double up the smaller units in the same place. If you enjoy that as much as I do these days....