Woodchuck ATC wrote:
Very important for all new DL climbers fixin' to do leads: It is VERY difficult rock, slick and hard, smooth. 1.) Plan on toproping several routes first to get a feel for the quartzite. 2.)It is generally accepted that you begin several grades below your sport level. Seriously. I mean you need to plan on leading the 5.4 and 5.5 routes there to start. Many accidents in recent years have been from gym or sport climbers coming there and starting off with a 5.9 they can't protect well and falling. I don't have plans to get there until the weekend of Sept.23rd. Best of luck.