Rio's Smaug Face Problem
Avg: 2.5 from 15 votes
|Type:||Boulder, 13 ft|
|Page Views:||534 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Christian Prellwitz on May 21, 2015|
|Admins:||BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
DescriptionThis climb flies a bit under the radar because it's not in the guidebook, but it's deserving of more attention.
Start sitting with two obvious low edges and small feet. Make a hard move to gain a good edge and then continue upward via incuts and sidepulls to a delicate top out. Though the rock is somewhat fragile/hollow feeling, this is a really good climb with great flow to the moves.
The landing is a little spooky due to the possibility that you might fall down into a gap between the boulders and end up at the bottom of the start of 'Hobbit Hole'. Given that, it's a good idea to be fairly solid at the grade before climbing this or to have a few pads and spotters.