This is a great route. It feels weird to be clipping bolts on the great walls of Babo, but there's plenty of adventure still to be had, like the approach, descent, and routefinding after the crux 10c pitch. This is a long route. Scramble up a left leaning widish crack past a bush to a small platform, having run the first 2 pitched together. From here climb either cool 5.8 trad pitches or bolted 5.10 sport pitches. The 10c pitch has several very hard moves. (you can aid the crux if you must) After coming to a ledge big enough to set up a tent on (huge boulder) you have to pick a route to the top. There are a couple of bolts on the next pitch that help. Basically, after traversing right and back left on a huge ramp (5.7) you can exit the climb at some dirty chimneys or go straight up through a dinky roof and 5.8 face to the bushes. Super climbing in general. A long day from car to car!
Submitted by: billiebob on 2002-09-28
Route ID: 24877