|Type:||Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]|
|FA:||Dave Bale, Viktor Kramar, 1995|
|Submitted By:||geoff georges on Oct 15, 2013|
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By Tess Wendel
From: Seattle, WA
May 16, 2016
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
|Getting off the ground was definitely the hardest part on the whole route and I don't think being short helped. Definitely would call that first couple moves closer to 5.11.|
By Nick Drake
From: Newcastle, WA
May 23, 2016
I agree with Tess, being 5'7" with my +3 t-rex index getting off the ground was the hardest part of the whole route by far for me.
P2 was great fun on thin edges, I didn't see a point to bringing small cams though, any placements aren't where it's cruxy.
P3 is classic and sustained. A #3 at the top is fine, I wouldn't bring a #4. Bring some thin gear if you want to protect getting out of the initial overhang. I put in a green c3 and a #4 brass offset before committing to the bump out left to the perfect..........ah I'm not going to spoil it :)
P4 was a bit of a write off. When you get up to the first bolt give those flakes a tap, the lowest sounds a bit hollow and it's attachment was a bit suspect to me. This pitch was pretty mungy and I personally didn't find the movement to be that much fun. It might have just been overshadowed by the prior two pitches though.
By Matthew Bernstein
Jun 24, 2016
|dido the start being more like 5.11|
By Shaun Johnson
Mar 31, 2017
I think a hold has broken on the first moves of the first pitch.
An easier option is the crack just to the right of the bolted "5.9" original start.
I think the crack is 5.8 and it will take you to the same first anchor.
From: Wenatchee, WA
Apr 17, 2017
|For a much better fourth pitch to this link up, climb Pocket Meister just to the left of the BK 4th pitch.|