Avg: 3.4 from 79 votes
|Type:||Sport, 50 ft (15 m)|
|FA:||Lee Hansche and Torie Kidd|
|Page Views:||4,844 total · 65/month|
|Shared By:||Lee Hansche on Aug 31, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
The first step is the hardest, not physically but mentally. Step across the 100ft void to a very stable stance and clip a bolt. Do about 10 feet of 5.7 climbing until the difficulty eases up a little and wind your way to the left and finally traverse back to the right to gain the anchor.
Be respectful of climbers coming up Black Mamba, I suggest clipping that anchor for the step across the void to start the route but Anchor yourself to the tree and maybe unclip that first bolt if someone needs to use that anchor and your climber is well established on this climb.
Clip the anchor to black mamba for the first move.
6 bolts to Anchors from there.
5th bolt likes a longer draw to avoid drag but it's not 100% necessary..
when your face is at the 6th bolt travers right to the anchor on good foot holds. The anchor had to be over there so you could lower back to safety instead of off in to the nothingness below.
Pigtail lower-offs make it easy.