Lost in the Sespe
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 265 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||839 total · 24/month|
|Shared By:||Alex Bury on Mar 31, 2015|
|Admins:||andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionLost in the Sespe features over two hundred feet of continuous climbing up a wild part of Black Wall. A 70m rope is required to complete the very long first pitch.
Start by two pipes on the wall and head up towards a very small pine. Climb left up the scruffy ramp, then back right to gain the right facing ribs. Thin gear in a horizontal protects the moves to the leaning corner. Follow the corner to the huge ledge above, make your own belay.
A second pitch of easy terrain leads to the backside walk-off.
- This climb will earn an additional star or two when it cleans up, it features quality rock like its neighbors down the wall. Until then expect some scruff.
- In the future, it may be possible to avoid the scruffy ramp by climbing directly, but this variation would require some cleaning. For now, take the ramp.
- Careful use of slings is required to avoid rope drag on the first pitch.
- Making this a safe lead requires the leader be solid at the grade and experienced at placing gear.