|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 40'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]|
|Submitted By:||lee hansche on Sep 30, 2008|
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By Tim J.
From: Loudon, NH
Jul 19, 2009
|Beware the bumblebees that live in the left crack just below the pin. They look cuddly and cute but as I discovered today they do actually sting.|
From: Newmarket, NH
Sep 11, 2009
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
|I think the left crack is a .10b and the right is .9+PG|
From: Seattle, WA
Aug 4, 2010
|I agree with a "PG" rating for the crack to the right: Technical 9+ with a committing step-over at the top. I have taken the fall on it and its not bad, just gets the heart rate up ...|
From: Dali, Yunnan Province, China
Jun 6, 2014
These cracks are not a bad option to do some cragging when its raining (lightly) at Cathedral. But don't expect the alcove overhang to be a ton of help in keeping the routes all that dry if the rain is steady. The left crack was nice and slimy after repeated May rain storms.
Fun little pitch, though. Great corner jamming and stemming with some strategic, small face holds right when you need them. Get some gear in early to protect yourself from hitting the giant ledge off the start. #2 cam is the biggest you reasonably need. Bigger cams can fit in at the top, but you'll likely be a bit pumped and the bolt anchor is not far off!
By PJ Benson
From: Jackson, NH
Jul 29, 2016
|The right crack was cleaned thoroughly today. I have never climbed through more spiders and webs in my life, bring a stick to clean with when you go. Cool route with the toughest move being the step left onto the ledge at the top IMHO.|