Type: Trad, 600 ft, 6 pitches
FA: 5/4/2018 Ryan Hoover, Michal Rynkiewicz, Chandler Davis
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Shared By: Ryan Hoover on May 8, 2018 with improvements by JimL
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure: Upper Cheeks Details

Description

The Black Radish is an improbable, beautiful line that connects the thinnest features of the Diamond. A technical crimping masterpiece, with rock coarse enough for even the hottest days.

P1/2 - Climb P1 and 2 of Hell Bent

P3 - Climb the corner immediately left of Hell Bent. Easy traditionally protected climbing leads to a steep technical corner. Gear, Bolts 5.11a.

P4 - Start up the sloper rail and follow the bolt line out left. Outrageous climbing on thin edges, pinches and side pulls will bring you to the anchor. Bolts 5.11b.

P5 - Start off the anchor stemming and break right. Follow a rad symmetrical vertical triple seam into enjoyable face climbing. Gear, Bolts 5.10.

P6 - Dubbed the Sucker Fish, this pitch packs a punch. Pull off the ledge through a small overhang and it’s immediately game on. Big moves between small holds and some jaw dropping exposure bring you past the first 2 long crux sequences to a thank god rest ledge. One last crux on some bigger holds brings you to the chains! Bolts 5.11c.

Rap the line. It’s easiest to wrap straight down from the P5 anchors to the anchors for The Earth’s Clitoris. Although without too much struggle, you can rap the line exact.

Location

Shares the first two pitches of Hell Bent. The 3rd
pitch starts in the corner just left of Hell Bents P3.

Protection

70 Meter Rope, 14-16 draws (Should have counted, next people up there should let me know), singles from .5 – 2”.

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