|Type:||Trad, 7 pitches, 1100', Grade III|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a R [details]|
|FA:||Steve Bartlett, Fran Bagenal, July 2004|
|Submitted By:||Steve "Crusher" Bartlett on Jun 11, 2008|
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By Cory Harelson
From: Boise, ID
Aug 7, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
|Fantastic climb! Don't let the "R" rating scare you off of it. Although there are some significant runouts, they are all on easy terrain. It's no more runout than the 5.10 slippery slope to the right. The crux on the second pitch is short and well protected by the two bolts. This route won't pose a problem for a competent 5.9 slab climber, and it's good enough that it shouldn't be missed.|
Aug 1, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
I would say it is definitely more run out than its neighbor 'slippery slope'. But the harder parts are certainly well-protected, which is probably what Cory alludes to in his comparison.
Just be prepared to find yourself in some "don't fall" territory on some easier climbing (think 5.5ish) on the upper pitches (which are super fun).
This is my favorite of the 4 routes described here. Great rock.
Jun 15, 2016
|Great climb. Very fun. There are significant runouts on terrain that felt no harder then 5.7. IMO the route felt more like 5.7R with a decently protected 5.9 crux on the second pitch.|
By Idaho Bob
From: McCall, ID
Aug 3, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
|First pitch is only .9 territory. It is runout but rock quality is excellent and many small quartz dikes provide good hands and feet. But it is really run out. On P5 I was able to place 3 pieces of gear in 180ft. But not difficult for those with slab experience.|