REI Community
Negress Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ambassadors of Funk S 
Better Late than Never S 
Black Ice T 
Fear of a Black Planet S 
Imprisoned Behind Lies S 
James Brown S 
Malcolm X S 
Procrastinator, The S 
Pulp Friction S 
Sidewinder S 
Sweet & Sour T 
Z Dong T 

Better Late than Never 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Tai and Mary DeVore
Page Views: 133
Submitted By: rickziegler Ziegler on Dec 5, 2015

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Mary devore on FA.


A fun sport climb that sits high above the rest of the gorge. Worth it just for the position, but also has some great climbing. Belay off a single bolt with ring, then move up and right into cracks and interesting angled features. After a cruxy move, a lower angle dihedral is followed to a small stance. Tightly bolted slab above leads to mussy hooks.


This route is about 40 feet right of The Procrastinator, which is the large, left facing dihedral sitting high above the left side of the Negress Wall. To approach, hike up the central gorge trail until about even with dihedral. Exposed class 3 scrambling leads to the base of the Procrastinator and then Better Late.


Bolts. 12 or so get you the mussy hooks.

Comments on Better Late than Never Add Comment
Show which comments
By brucy
Jun 9, 2017

Why have you chosen not to include the 10c first pitch that begins from the trail straight below the route?
By rickziegler Ziegler
Jun 10, 2017

It' wasn't a conscious oversight, I described the route the way I approached, which was the class 3 shenanigans variation.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About