Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
The Starcastle
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Citadel, The S,TR 
Elliptical Seasons S 
Forces S 
Fountains of Light S 
Lady Of The Lake S 
Pig's Nose S 
Portraits S 
Reel to Real T 
Silver Winds T 
To The Fire Wind T 
Warping The Gale S 

Forces 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Tod Anderson
Page Views: 52
Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 20, 2001

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.]

Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Forces starts downhill from Elliptical Seasons just after an ominous looking, large, loose flake. Angle up a ramp to the right, and then cut straight up into the roofs and corners. The rock was a little sandy in the first year and cleaned up well, although a small stretch to start may give some pause. Powerful reaches around the corners and the steepest line on the wall distinguish Forces. A second reachy 5.12 crux on thin hands at two thirds height dumps you out to the left for a moderate romp to the anchors. Knock off a single star for the break above the last crux that lowers the continuity factor. However, two powerful 5.12 cruxes will leave you happy for the casual ending. A warning, stay on your feet. While considerably easier at the top, Forces runs out a long way to the anchor. Beautiful climbing overall.

Protection 

QDs only. 12-14 quickdraws takes you to the top of this 90 foot route. Bring something for the double bolt anchor at the top.


Comments on Forces Add Comment
Show which comments
By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Nov 26, 2016

FA - Tod Anderson.