The Wolfgang Marten
5.9 YDS 5c French 17 Ewbanks VI UIAA 17 ZA HVS 5a British
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 140 ft (42 m)|
|FA:||Sykes, Keiler, '95|
|Page Views:||365 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Russ Keane on Jul 28, 2020|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall|
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A fun and direct line up the left side of the Snakeskins Wall, taking you to a proud perch at the top of the cliff where only the Peregrines dare to dwell. From the shady base camp area where the trail comes up, look for a ledge/alcove about 80 feet up beneath the steep headwall that guards the clifftop. The alcove has vegetation (and a tree stump) and is noteworthy also because there is a broken blocky roof feature you'll be climbing, followed by crack system up to a two-bolt anchor. The Wolfgang Marten ascends the lower faces of the cliff on slopey horizontals and a few deep definite incuts, passing a couple of bolts and a few gear placements. The route passes through said tree-stump alcove and up through the notch where there is this neat triangular wedged chockstone and a finger crack. You'll love the position hanging from that anchor, looking left and right across the wide expanse of spectacular Kinsman Notch! A single 70 gets you down, pretty close, with stretch and a small down climb, or take your 60m rap to a midway belay station a little to climber's left.
Straight up the wall from where the trail hits the cliff line, which is left side of Snakeskins area.