|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 100'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]|
|FA:||Bob Gaines and Frank Bentwood, December 2009|
|Submitted By:||Bob Gaines on Jan 29, 2010|
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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 6, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Very fun route and well worth doing if at the area and worth carrying a small rack - especially as the hike is so easy.
Climbed as the second and found the route varied with a few face moves, then a great block with perfect hands (any hand will do) to gain the traversing horizontal crack. The crack starts off a little wide (3.5" worked like a dream) then necks down smaller 2", hands and fingers as you approach the bolted anchor.
We were expecting some grains or lacking feet but was pleasantly surprised on both accounts. Graced with one of the FA's at the base, Mr. Gaines gave a little beta that the crack might be grungy (which it was) but not horrible by any means.
Bumping the star value on this one - good stuff.