|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 150'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a PG13 [details]|
|FA:||Speedie & Stone - 1964|
|Submitted By:||Josh Janes on Jan 17, 2007|
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From: Boulder, CO
Feb 13, 2008
|This may have been the hardest 5.5 I've ever done. I seem to remember pulling a heel hook over a bulge.|
By Ryan Kelly
May 20, 2009
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
|I don't know about any heal hooks, and I don't really have any idea about the grading either - so different from any type of climbing I've done. Regardless, great fun, great views, and great photo op. A must do if at Araps.|
Jun 5, 2009
|A pleasant shady climb for a hot day. It's ridiculously hard for 5.5, but I thought that almost every climb at the Araps was absurdly difficult for its rating.|
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Apr 11, 2016
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
It was getting dark. Got to the ledge on the right side wall in one pitch and tried to step over from there, but didn't want to tear my groin. Instead of continuing up the crack and stepping over higher, I just down-climbed from there, since my belayer didn't want to follow it.
Absurdly difficult for 5.5? Maybe. But the protection is all there when you need it. As with most routes at Arapiles, the pitches are easily combined.
My advice: near the top, do not aim for the chimney/slab exit, but instead for the arete left of it.