|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 70'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|FA:||Todd Swain, Allen Steck, Dick Erbst - 1989|
|Submitted By:||Eric Foltz on Jun 14, 2010 with updates from Jan Tarculas|
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By Joseph Stover
From: Batesville, AR
Jan 3, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
A red sewn sling up top was placed 1/1/2012 (by the party next to us), the older tied cord and two biners looked to still be in decent shape as well. You should see the anchor hanging over the edge of the rock; the configuration is two bolts plus two slings and two biners.
This route is good, worth doing. The lower section is fairly easy and can be sandy, but has some fun movement. The upper hand crack is a bit short but pretty tough and a worthwhile endeavor. I thought it was harder than popular mechanics to the left, but that's probably because of having novice jam technique.
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 20, 2017
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Did this route while waiting for another party on Popular Mechanics, and found it very enjoyable. Like it much better than Jack of Hearts. Worth doing if you are out there.
Expected the chimney down low to be dirty/crumbly but rock was clean the whole way. Rap slings on top.