|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, 250'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c [details]|
|FA:||Ethan Newman, Steffan Gregory|
|Submitted By:||Ethan Newman on Aug 30, 2014|
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Oct 19, 2014
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
|Amazing climb that is definitely worth doing and worth venturing away from the pages of the SuperTopo. This climb has fun climbing over blocks (P1; 5.8), thin face climbing on really thin plates which varies between vertical and just past vertical (P2; 5.10), and finally a pitch that transitions from 5.11 fingers to a scrappy chimney/roof exit (P3; 5.11). Must do. Congrats guys on putting up a great route, bolting P2 must have been bold.|
By James Enrico
Feb 3, 2017
Did this route a bit ago. Here were my thoughts.
P1: 5.8R block climbing, if it goes its going huge!
P2: 10+ zesty wandering face climbing past well spaced bolts, was this pitch headpointed?
P3:5.11 a few unprotected moves off the belay to gain the amazing crack. Hope to go back for the send!
Gear: triple fingers would not go unused