REI Community
Sky High Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
First Amendment T 
I Don't Want No Scrub T 
Never Alone T 
On the Fence T 
Saratoga T 
Second Amendment T 
Second Helping T 
Solar Grace T 
Solo, Gracias T 

Saratoga 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: August 2015, Paul Cerone
New Route: Yes
Season: Apr - Oct
Page Views: 83
Submitted By: Jay Harrison on Oct 3, 2015

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (4)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Saratoga goes up to the left of the rope.

Description 

A pumpy and committing crux, interesting climbing for the entire way.
Once you've reached the large ledge 15' up, move up a sloping rounded ramp to a stance under the midpoint of a horizontal crack out of reach above. Make a bold move to snag the crack, sweat out the pump while you place gear, then move up and right, touching the right-rising, flared crack of Solar Grace, before moving up and left along a column of knobs to a left-facing flake. Up this to a stance, then up and left on a knobby face with a couple horizontal cracks and a couple bolts, to a ledge just below the tree anchor of Solar Grace.

Location 

Begin as for Solar Grace or, optionally, as for Second Helping. For the former (original ascent), look for the vertical crack on the left edge of a filthy slab. For the latter, find the right-rising crack/mini-ramp right of Second Amendment's start.

Protection 

Small trad rack, up to 2", and QDs.


Comments on Saratoga Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About