Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Sport, 70 ft|
|Page Views:||297 total, 16/month|
|Shared By:||bayard russell jr on May 27, 2016|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionThe meat of Naugahyde is 8 bolts of sustained crimping on a gently overhanging wall, with only one marginal rest. This route gets the grade of 5.12c/d in the Handren guide, but after a crucial foothold broke low on the headwall, the crux became a body length longer - this extra body length is now probably hardest bit of climbing on the route - which is for the better!
Sustained crimping on small edges, sidepulls, underclings after a very "traditional" feeling boulder problem gains access to the route.
The rock may feel friable, but it has gotten a lot of traffic and no more holds have broken. There is a very large partially detached flake that the route finishes on, it hasn't moved yet, but it looks a little scary.
A great route to put together. 13a is my best guess for the grade, but would love to hear other opinions.