|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 140'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||Stegg, Jacobs, Fall 2012|
|Submitted By:||BirminghamBen on Nov 27, 2012|
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From: Birmingham, AL
Nov 27, 2012
|This is a beautiful crack line...sustained, and well protected. Cleaned in 2011 by Shannon and Andrew's brother, then FA'd November 2012 by Shannon and Jody, the unearthed corner yields steep and aesthetic climbing over good protection.....odd for Big Green.|
From: Columbia, SC
Jun 23, 2013
I would agree with everything except that the Crux move has legitimate ledge fall concern with gear at your feet at the base of the ledge. Personally i'm not risking my ankle. I honestly think that to make this a true gem a bolt protecting this ledge fall should be considered.
Secondly the flake lower down needs to be trundled properly, i almost pulled it off just by looking at the damn thing let alone pulling on it. Disaster in the making if you yard on this flake hard.
Otherwise fun movement. Definitely doubles .75-1, and singles in other portions from the 75% of the route that i climbed before down climbing back to the first bolt.
From: western NC
Oct 30, 2013
|We rapped down this to get off Joke The Chicken and counted a total of 4 bolts on the dihedral proper, in addition to the slab. I'd heard from people that had done it that there there were only a couple? Shannon, did you add some a few weekends ago when we saw you guys out there?|
By Drew Dekle
Apr 28, 2015
|Great Climb - very unusual for Big Green Mountain - the only scary part is at the very top getting to the anchors (a don't fall spot for sure) - not too worried about the lower flake - you just need to be careful and I've fallen on the bolt at the crux and didn't break my ankle (so there). Go have fun.|