Type: Trad, 180 ft
FA: Will Dameron & Mike Varlotta, September 2002
Page Views: 130 total · 8/month
Shared By: Burton Rosenberger on Jul 13, 2017
Admins: Frances Fierst

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Description

Indy's suggestion:
Uses the same start as Who Do You Believe for 50' up a series of easy big ledges. Aim for the double cracks that lead to the first roof that is an additional 25' above the ledges. After that roof continue up the headwall for another 25' and through a series of three roofs. At this point you can either finish on School House Rock or try to send the climb through the the two angled cracks out the left side of the roof. - Indy's Online Guide

Location

About 20' left of the boulder you see on the right as you take the trail toward the howling wall going uphill. You will see large left facing flakes that mark the start of WDYB and the Christening. Straight above this location is a small pine tree about 50' up ... you will aim for this ledge on your way up and can optionally rap, or belay from here if you do this in two pitches. 

Protection

BD Cams Size #0.2 - #2
60m rope

Photos

Burton Rosenberger
Woodbridge, va
  5.9
Burton Rosenberger   Woodbridge, va
  5.9
I believe this is where The Howling starts and someone simply set up a bail rap. station at the small pine ledge. I have two videos back to back here with the second ending at the Howling Arete ledge which later I led School house rock from the same day (which is what I thought I was leading from the small ledge seen in this video)

Nothing really stellar about this video, second pitch starts about 15m in and it is more memorable than the first pitch if you are doing this as split pitches and not one pitch.

Still unsure if this is the right path as the description is vague on start / finish.

youtube.com/watch?v=VyxLhWk…




Upgrading anchors at howling ledges (red webbing and extra ring for SHR anchor)

Haven't worked out a good way to "tag" these anchors with dates which wont deteriorate so one could more easily judge the anchor material so this post will have to do for now. Aug 7, 2017
Burton Rosenberger
Woodbridge, va
  5.9
Burton Rosenberger   Woodbridge, va
  5.9
UPDATE: This is not the howling. Waiting on Indy to confirm with mike as to what this might be called. The start is likely the WDYB / Misty splitter / The Christening start. Oct 14, 2018
Burton Rosenberger
Woodbridge, va
  5.9
Burton Rosenberger   Woodbridge, va
  5.9
Update: Confirmed this is not the howling but the christening with Indy and Mike. Updated route description / details / title to reflect new knowledge. This is also the start of WDYB which goes left of the tree 50' up into the dihedral there. Nov 6, 2018