Avg: 2 from 8 votes
|FA:||Mark Stevenson 2002|
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|Shared By:||ChrisHau on Sep 7, 2015 · Updates|
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- DO NOT park past the sign near the bridge. It indicates something like "no parking to the right," but actually means "no parking past this sign" (thanks DOT). This is to keep access open for emergency 4x4s that may need to descend to gorge for rescues.
-Park completely off the pavement, preferably diagonally, with vehicle rears facing away from the road. I've seen a couple cars actually back out into the highway as they exit the parking. This is stupid and dangerous.
-consider using the large gravel parking lot just off the Underwood Rd. Seriously, it only adds an extra 5 minutes of walking. You came to the Meadow for those closely bolted easy climbs that the NRG lacks, so pay your dues and walk a little, goober. Seriously, you take an extra five minutes to set up your hammock at the crag anyway, it's not a huge deal.
Local climbers and boaters have been getting increasingly irate about bad/excessive parking off of 19. If it keeps as it has been going, the likely outcome will be a simple ban on parking, with no other alternatives. Let's try to self-regulate, m'kay?
Thirty feet of easy climbing through bad rock lead to a tricky sequence involving some longer reaches on steep terrain and a somewhat awkward maneuver to get established under the intimidating roof. Thankfully, the "noble finish" is far easier than it appears; just follow the line of epoxied buckets and enjoy the position.
Pull over the lip, clip the anchors, and then contemplate the most difficult crux of the route: how to clean it.
Good movement at the beginning and end, marred by some poor rock and copious glue.