|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches, 400'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Cat Cahoon on Apr 11, 2016|
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By Aaron O
From: Seattle, WA
Jul 25, 2016
|Has anyone climbed this recently? I looked at it yesterday and it looked pretty dirty. Pretty awesome to have a 4 pitch 5.9 at the LTW, and I am bummed I wasn't prepared to do some cleaning.|
By Jacob Smith
From: Seattle, WA
Aug 1, 2016
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
|If that third pitch is a 5.9, it's the hardest 5.9 at Index. A full value pitch for sure, likely easier if cleaner, but 5.9? It was noticeably harder than the two pitches that preceded it.|
By Tammy Le
Sep 27, 2016
First 3 pitches were amazing, 4th pitch was a dirty, dirty bush grovel which I wouldn't do again until someone cleaned it. However, I would happily re-do the first 3 pitches again and again, they were that amazing!
Pitch 1: See Godzilla for info.
Pitch 2: Easiest pitch in terms of technique, but had a few power moves with poor feet. Gear protected pretty well though, so didn't feel dangerous! Super fun for sure!
Pitch 3: The money pitch in my opinion! If you're not used to wider, slightly flaring cracks, it can seem a lot harder than 5.9. First half was some absolutely amazing hands/fists, but the second half is where the grunt work came into play! Definitely got some good thigh jams in, and did a good amount of sweating to squeeze my way up through the flaring crack. Did it on a typical double rack, didn't feel like I was low on gear.
Pitch 4: Dirty, dirty grovelling mess with tons of spiderwebs when I did it in July 2016. I would not recommend it until someone goes up to clean it. It had some cool movements, but was so dirty, it was not particularly enjoyable. The last bit to the anchors was especially awful, requiring you to pull through vegetation.