Avg: 1.8 from 8 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft (21 m)|
|FA:||Jesse Amundsen and Quincy Stang 2013|
|Page Views:||756 total · 18/month|
|Shared By:||Maggie Jaicomo on Nov 10, 2018|
|Admins:||Shirtless Mike, saxfiend, DrRockso Spelding, Billy Simek|
Follow existing trails and climb using removable protection or in climbing areas with existing approved fixed anchors or bolts. Development of any new rock climbing, bouldering or rappelling areas and development of any climbing routes involving the permanent installation of new fixed anchors or new trail construction requires prior Forest Service authorization.
The guidebook description says "climb the start of Vector Trouble... to a short blocky section to a perfect hand crack... and lower from fixed gear."
First off, the "fixed gear" doesn't exist or has been booty-ed. Secondly, the "perfect hand crack" is a fine hand crack, but found on about 5.2 terrain which is guarded by a 5.7 fist crack to a nearly unprotectable blocky section that felt much harder than 5.7.
We trundled two large (toaster oven or so) blocks that were just sitting in the blocky section that pulled right out and could have seriously injured a newer leader. Protection above the ledge is sparse and a fall in the blocky section would cause someone to hit the ledge.
It's just not worth it. Climb something else.