Also known as the "Tree Route", this is the first of the two 5.10a's on the wall; both have the same crux, a smooth finish. The start is to the left of the tree and fairly simple. The going gets tough when a very slight overhang comes out after you clear the tree. Use some fancy footwork and hands in opposition to make the finish.
Submitted by: spectral on 2006-06-18
Route ID: 18119
Fun route, especially near the top. Felt like 5.9 for most of it, but the crux definitely felt harder than 10a. I'm a pretty tall guy with a +2 reach, and it was still a hell of a reach. I don't know if I went off route (i was directly above the tree at the top) or if something has broken, but a balls-high highstep onto a heel, with no positive hands didn't feel like 10a. Crux was way harder than say, Nutcracker, another popular 10a at stoney.