|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch|
|Original:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|Submitted By:||Steve Marr on Jan 8, 2007|
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By Robert Michael
Oct 23, 2016
I've led this twice and don't really like it. It's fun until the crux, where things get really polished. Although I didn't fall either time, I spent as much time looking at and figuring out the crux as I would for something two grades harder. No, it's not bad and not harder than 5.8 once you just do it, but the polish can unnerve you.
If I'm reading the page author correctly, the great holds up and left are actually on the 5.7 next door. And those holds will have you way left of the anchors, so don't fall!
I realize the difference between 5.7 and 5.8 is not something to become an epic debate among world-class climbers, but I'm noting the point.
In the end, I think it took me longer to write this than it did to climb the route, lol.