5.8+ YDS 5b French 16 Ewbanks VI- UIAA 15 ZA HVS 4c British
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|Type:||Sport, 80 ft (24 m)|
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|Shared By:||Woody Holliman on Feb 10, 2022|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
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This route is named in honor of local climber Liz Mahanna (1966-2022) who faced her cancer diagnosis the same way she approached all the challenges in her life—with true grit. (Grits was also the name of Liz's ultimate Frisbee team, as well as one of her favorite foods.) This is now a fully-equipped sport route, bolted with permission from the first ascent party.
The climb begins on a short, orange face, To keep it 5.8, at the 4th bolt move up and right to the corner crack, making sure to avoid the loose, sandy flake. Stem up and then move back left to the 5th bolt. A harder alternative is to climb straight up the bulge and face past the 4th bolt (5.9). After that, the climb transitions into a short chimney and finishes on an exposed white arête. A surprisingly long and varied route. The rock in this section of the cliff tends to be fragile, so be extra cautious and be sure your belayer wears a helmet.