After climbing Jim Dandy, we finished the evening on My Route. I would have to say it was much better in the dark. I let my partner lead the first pitch and I lead the second and third pitches. I combined both upper pitches into a single pitch. With proper gear placement, the drag is not that bad. The view was amazing, all I could see were the lights. I would highly recommend strapping on a headlight and giving it a try in the dark.
Even though the climbing is quite easy, I just really enjoy this route. It is a very casual climb with excellent views. The pro is really good too. I just clip the bolts and don't bother with anything additional. The only spot that is even remotely difficult, if that, is just above the first belay. I stay to the left and climb over the mini roof. We climbed later in the day while the rock was shaded and cool and the black flies were out in full force. I think it would have been better to endure the heat from the sun than those little blood suckers. Hopefully, they will be gone soon.
This is definitely one of my favorite routes at Table Rock, I never get tired of it. I lead the full route and turned it into two pitches instead of three for the sake of time by combining the upper two pitches. The rope drag was surprisingly light and I will probably climb it this way from now on.
Led this after getting to the lunch ledge via cave route. 2nd pitch was wet and I couldn't find good gear placements for some reason...so I ran out the whole freaking pitch after the block move (hence my personal PG13 rating). Pitch 3 is always a fun one though. Airy and bomber holds.
I have climbed this route multiple times and I enjoy it every time. This time I lead for my mother and had to take a little more time than usual. There were several places between belays that I had to stop and use a makeshift belay so that I could talk her through the moves. She was able to make it all the way without having to use aid or rely on the rope. It was a good bonding experience and her first time reaching the summit.
This was my second time climbing this route but first time leading it. I put in one .3 Camalot just for giggles before the first bolt on pitch 1, then no other pro except for the natural anchor after the quick 2nd pitch. The crux at the beginning of pitch was SO smooth compared to how I climbed in in April as a second. After climbing the ramp over the P1 anchors and clipping the 2 bolts, there is a nice flake that sticks out at you from the ramp. I got up on this flake (which was the only awkward part for me). I then moved left and around the "bulge" and ran out the rest of the short pitch. At the natural belay there was a blueberry bush that was putting out some good fruit :) It was a nice reward! I still think that the last 15 feet or so of Pitch 3 had the best exposure of the whole climb.
really great route. I followed on this one but had a blasty blast. The "roof move" that other people have mentioned was awkward but we took our time and the holds were all there. Definitely a highlight route!