Ascent Notes for: West Side Story -
Average Rating : 3.00/5
Route Summary | Ascent Notes
Comments: Show | Hide
This is what my partner had to say because I hate writing these damn things: "We did this route last week. We set off expecting to fix the first few pitches and then finish it the next day. but we got to the saddle and it was only 10:30, so we did it in a day. The route was pretty chill, nothing too hard and no pitches too time consuming.
-We did get off route on the last pitch and climbed a crack that was to the left of the route, don't do this; it was not fun.
-We also combined pitches 8 and 9 (with a 60 m rope) which was nice.
-We rappeled the route with one fixed rope on pitch 6 and half of pitch 7 with one 60 meter. It was fine and would have been even easier if we did not have a small haul bag with us.
-We left the car with light, got back with light, and did not rush. It is deffinetly not a grade 6 like one of the guide books we looked at said.
-An extra bolt on the anchors is not a bad idea. The anchor on top has only a drilled pin and a bolt(with a nut as a hanger) there was a inch long 1/4" that we pulled out with our fingers. You would be fine with out a bolt kit but it might be a good idea to bring one."
Witnessed by: Ben Kiessel