Avg: 3.6 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 60 ft (18 m)|
|FA:||Tom Davis, David Rubine, Kelly Rich, 1988|
|Page Views:||993 total · 21/month|
|Shared By:||Tommy D on Nov 27, 2019|
|Admins:||andy patterson, Aron Quiter, Bruce Hildenbrand, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Current Raptor Advisories for Pinnacles National Park nps.gov/pinn/planyourvisit/…
Closures effective as of the day after Martin Luther King Day- July 3. Check closure website for details on closed areas.
SPECIAL NOTICE: due to nesting condors the Machete Ridge area may be closed, from Dos Equis / Corona on west face then west around the south side to The Hideout including the popular Old Original. Check the NPS and Friends of Pinnacles websites for further information.
This is a Pinnacles anomaly- A full on Roof Problem. Short and very gymnastic. It's all go from the moment your feet leave the ledge. Fun and powerful. Crack and roof skills are required.
Kelly Rich had the vision, but we both lacked the skills. We placed what is now the second bolt, kinda botched the placement, and promptly got shut down on the next few moves. It took Mike Carville to figure out some key wizardry to unlock the next section. Finally, with his beta, we were able to send after more than 4 years.
It had been a cryptic aid problem that appeared to end at the lip (there was a bolt there, and some fixed pins below) but no evidence that it had ever been finished, nor was there a bail sling or carabiner on that last bolt- a mystery.