|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 45'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||Mike Rigney, August 1998|
|Submitted By:||C Miller on Sep 22, 2007|
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By C Miller
Sep 22, 2007
This is a three star route but the decomposing kitty litter rock at the 2nd crux (5th bolt) brings the overall quality down a bit. A better finish is to clip the last bolt, head right to the anchors on Sureshot and then lower off. If you top out be warned that the anchors are about 15' back from the lip.
Rated 5.11c in the guidbook, but it seems a little soft compared to other nearby routes at the same grade.
The name is presumably a take-off on the Willie Nelson song (or the 1991 movie).
By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Nov 18, 2007
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
|If you can make the reach at the first crux you'll find it fairly easy for the grade. It climbs well with some good moves all the way to the top. A slight move right at the top avoids the kitty litter.|