Start: 20' right of Hairbrained, at the base of the wall.
Climb the center of a steep slab to a ledge, then wander up the steep wall to the top. Normally top roped, as protection is difficult on the slab portion. Most climb the Standard Route (5.6), on the north side, and then setup the TR. Be aware that you won't be able to rap to the ground, or belay from the ground, on Comfortably Numb without at least a 60m rope. The belay is most often setup on the boulder that over looks the route (about a quarter of the way up), just down and to the left of the Standard Route.
Submitted by: furryfrisbee on 2004-02-10
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
Route ID: 18539
Best to top rope. climb pin chimney or the standard route. Anchors are about 6-8ft over the edge. trailed a rope to rap down to the anchors and set up my top rope anchor. Love the crux on this route. Alittle pumpy on the forearms.
Great route, feeling the pump clock ticking really got me in the mood to climb effeciently, let loose a little, and really throw down on this route. rather a bit tough for the grade, or i could have just been a little off-route on the finish.
Soloed a second time a couple weekends later... this feels significantly harder than Oyster or Gravy Train (which I onsight soloed). for the area, I feel this would be a 5.10a/b (or I was off-route, i've only climbed it twice. sometimes, when soloing, "whatever works" is worth more than "the right way" if you feel the pump clock ticking, and just want to get to the next rest)