5 pitches of climbing making it the longest route in the gorge. 5.11a - 11a - 10d - 11b - 11a. Guidebook says one 55m rope will work for the raps...it might???. A 60m got me within 12" of a couple of the belay stations. One 60m rope will keep it safe and land you at the stations.
Submitted by: slhappy on 2004-11-18
Route ID: 13659
The hand traverse was unique though I kept skipping bolts on accident, I didn't see them I guess. You don't need many anyway as the traverse is mostly 5.9. Nowhere near 5.11 like the book says. The second pitch was a good pitch but after that the route went to choss with some good climbing in between. The grades on this one were pretty soft for every pitch. I liked it anyway.
only did the first pitch. doing so seemed to require a 70 m rope. long space between most bolts. very cool climbing. hard to communicate with belayer with the creek noise underneath. lots of nettles below. grab a stick and swat a bunch down below the lower off point.