|Type:||, 6 pitches, 500', Grade III|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R [details]|
|FA:||Mike McEwan,, Dave Baker 1972|
|Submitted By:||John Peterson on Feb 4, 2006|
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Feb 17, 2006
|The first pitch may actually warrant a soft "X". I got no pro at all. It's fairly secure (it's a squeeze) but if you DID fall.......badness.|
By TJ Aguilera
Oct 8, 2015
|Cool route with a new bolt in place for the A0 tension. The 1st pitch takes some gear and is safe with big bros. 2nd pitch is a bit of a grunt but really fun, if you are into that sorta thing.|
By Karl Groll
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 6, 2017
Climbed this yesterday and thought it was really fun.
I thought P1 was slightly less secure than the chimney pitch of Pissgums, and maybe a little harder too, but still probably in the 5.8 range. The upper part of this pitch is pure fun.
P2 was fantastic - felt long and physical, little bit of everything. There's a beautiful hand crack, but... as it goes with Cochise, it's hard to access so it climbs more like an OW. Nice exposure too, and a cool perspective of Chey / End Pinn.
I'm not sure how far you're supposed to tension over on P3. There's the crack that you take up to the Friendly Flake when climbing Abra, but when tensioning over from Knead Me you reach another crack first. JJ took this, and we both thought it climbed better than the Abra version. Has a wide move to start, then gets into splitter fingers, and finally into a gradually leaning splitter hands crack! Probably only 5.8, but really fun. Eventually meets up with the main crack right below the FF. You can see it pretty well on the approach, from the saddle.
Wish it was longer before linking up with Abra, but still a cool alternative if you're looking for a new, moderate way up Rockfellow.
Accidentally (my bad...) took a single rack with an extra 3 and 4, but it ended up being about perfect. Rack suggestion would be a set of stoppers, singles from .4 to #1, and doubles of #2, 3, 4. Don't need big bros or anything bigger if you've climbed squeezes before.
Lastly, big thanks for the bolt replacements!