The 5.6 start is a leap from the boulder on the left and slab traverse to the crack. Starting at the bottom and going up a right-slanting crack involves a roughly 5.8 move. And yes, it's possible to protect that move and leave enough room for the handjam. Starting up the left-slanting branch of that same V is harder.
Submitted by: toejam on 2006-09-19
Last Modified: 2008-01-16
Route ID: 14874