|Type:||Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|Submitted By:||ChrisZ on Jul 13, 2009|
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From: West Saint Paul, MN
Sep 28, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
This was a solid route and pretty fun. There were a couple awkward placements and some loose rock that prevents you from using some obvious placements. It is a short route so I just put gear wherever I could. There are three old pitons on this route, one right at the base and then two more on the route, they seemed pretty solid but I chose not to use them. The lost arrow in the middle of the route would have saved me a couple minutes as I putzed around in that spot looking for a placement.
I set up a TR for others climbing with me which requires long webbing and a few larger pieces. Lots of gravel at the top so your belayer should get out of the way while you either top out, set up a rappel or top rope, or definitely have a helmet if they are going to 2nd.
This is a fun route if you are in the area and need something a bit more moderate.