|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 85'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|Season:||Summer and early Fall|
|Submitted By:||Thomas Beck on Sep 24, 2012|
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By Thomas Beck
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 24, 2012
The climb "Grover's Book" originally followed the corner thin crack but people came to Sesame Street and brought no cams or small nuts. The climb was "re-crafted" into "The Count Becomes Difficult" at 5.8+. The "Count" is essentially an eliminate problem; if you get in the corner crack it is easier for a while but not the route.
The Count is a good line for an aspiring 5.8 leader as it is well protected. Chain anchors and about 75 ft. FFA: Tom Beck.
Grover's Book is now seldom climbed and though the gear is a little technical, the crux is down low at the first 2 bolts of the Count.
This route you can easily rig from the top of the cliff with long slings for a top rope.
By Doug Dye
Jun 12, 2015
|Becoming a bit polished - feels like a 5.9. Climb bolts and stay true to the route.|