Death Wish in Paradise
Avg: 2 from 1 vote
Routes in West Rattlesnake Slabs
|Death Wish in Paradise T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Stroll in Paradise T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Type:||Trad, 160 ft|
|FA:||Recorded: Eli Buzzell and Shawn Bunnell|
|Page Views:||318 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||Eli on May 4, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
Seasonal Closure - Spring Details
The trail is often closed in the Spring until mid-may to keep the hordes of tourists off the beautifully manicured trail until it settles again.
DescriptionFrom the tree, head up the left-leaning flaring crack until it runs out. Continue up the slabs to large pine tree that you can sling and belay from. Scramble to the top.
Super fun and exciting climbing on this route! Lichen isn't a problem, and the rock is mostly solid. After the initial steep slab, the grade mellows out pretty well and turns into about 5.6(+/-) friction climbing. The gear is not good after the crack, and placements are scarce. Be sure to bring your lead head, this route is a rewarding climb with a stunning view at the belay.