|Type:||Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|Season:||Most of the year except a few winter months.|
|Submitted By:||Errinevans on Oct 18, 2010|
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From: Grand Junction, CO
Apr 18, 2011
First of all, thanks for establishing some more moderates in the area!
However, this particular route was a pretty unpleasant experience. It's a bushwack from the other established arch climbs down and back up a dirty gully. The route itself is basically a traverse. This led to rope drag and snags to the point the leader could not even pull up the rope and how to downclimb, pull up 15 feet of slack, and then finish. I would suggest placing one more bolt and creating an anchor before the runout. This would decrease the rope drag up the run-out and prevent a run-out all together. The 5.8 was a much better experience, but again it seems more appropriate to have the anchor where the last bolt is to prevent the rope snagging run out to the anchor.
Again, thanks for the effort, I will keep an eye out for future development of this area!