|Type:||Sport, 1 pitch, 50'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c PG13 [details]|
|FA:||Mark Rolofson, 1994|
|Submitted By:||Ralph Kolva on Jan 15, 2009|
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By John Tex
Mar 6, 2014
I found this route horribly contrived. It has 3 out of 3 stars in the guidebook, but I must disagree. This route needs to tape the holds to make it 11a.
You can grab the right arête at any given time and still be in the bolt line on the start to cruise the first few bolts. Then when you go out left you can use an entire crack system.
To only use the face, while maybe fun, seems very forced. When I tried to use only the face after leading it and coming down disappointed and wondering how this thing got three stars, I found it harder than Bullet the Brown Cloud (11b) and Mr. Squirrel Places a Nut (11c). To make it 11a, you would have to pick and choose the arête holds you would like to use and thus diminish the enjoyment of using only the face holds.
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Jan 28, 2015
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
|Okay pitch, although nowhere near 5.11. More like low-end 5.10. The ratings at this crag are all over the place.|