Ascent Notes for: Garbanzo Bean -
Average Rating : 3.40/5
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Way to damn hot
Greg lead this route, and I followed it took him like thirty minutes to lead, and I followed in about 5! It was great!
dicey start! The crux is definately the traverse to the left crack. Lead by Greg Caruso.
Tough start to get up in flared crack. I would consider most of this climb an offwidth rather than a narrow chimney. There are only a few spots where you could fit most of your body in. Cool traverse from belay ledge to start second pitch. Very sustained and physical. Felt rating was very "old school".
First pitch isn't very good. Second pitch was nice. We didn't go the way described here... we traversed left where it gets blocky to reach the next crack left. Then followed that to the top (2nd pitch).
Thought this was a sandbag 5.7. Wouldn't want to put a 5.7 leader on this route. Probably better to do it in two short pitches.