5.12- YDS 7a+ French 25 Ewbanks VIII+ UIAA 25 ZA E5 6a British
Avg: 4 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft (24 m)|
|FA:||First Toprope Ascent: Phil Requist, Hans Florine, 1986. First lead ascent: Shaun Reed, 2021|
|Page Views:||332 total · 21/month|
|Shared By:||Shaun Reed on Feb 26, 2022|
|Admins:||andy patterson, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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Start on Makunaima, climb the first crux up to a bulge. At the bulge, place a high piece and traverse right on cool hueco jugs to a high bolt. Continue up the steep flake and crack, then work your way up and left onto the steep face (crux). Climb straight up through another roof onto the upper headwall to a two bolt anchor just passed the lip.
Steve Edwards calls this route a gem, and I have to agree.
Cleaning this route on TR can be a bit of a challenge, especially since the crux is steep and a bit traversing. . Personally, I lower off, clean everything except the first piece, then retrieve the first piece from the ground.