|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 150'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||2007 - Eric Beyeler and Rob Holzman|
|Submitted By:||Vertical Buddha on Jun 8, 2013|
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By Vertical Buddha
Jun 8, 2013
This is the funnest trad/mixed multi-pitch climb in Pennsylvania I've done so far.
You cannot sew up either pitch so be prepared to be calculated with your pro.
Good job Eric and Rob! Thanks for the bolts (the ease of them is welcome) and the vision.
4 out of 4 stars for the area for sure.
By Recon Buck
Oct 18, 2014
|Actually I put the bolts in (not that it really matters). Eric and I were climbing up there one day and picked a random spot to rap down. Eric kept saying it looked like a great route, but he thought it needed a bolt at the roof. So I went back and rope soloed the first pitch and put in the anchor (hand drill) so it could be climbed with a single rope, and the bolt at the roof. Eric then went back with Rob and led it. He kept telling me it was good, and when I went back with him and climbed the second pitch it was pretty good, much better than I had expected. He contacted one of the guys that climbed there in the old days to see if the route had been done before, and he didn't think it had. So great addition to the area, and as you said great vision on Eric's part.|
By Eric Beyeler
Jun 26, 2015
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
|Robert! Hope you're liking NZ. I still remember our bushwhacking to boulders in the middle of nowhere. And you turned me into a crack lover! I still think this climb is one of the best trad lines in PA, glad we found it! I think Rob H brought a drill for the bolt on the overhang... our hand drilled anchors were a few days/weeks earlier.|