Good dihedral climb up a wash-out. Start in the obvious wash-out right of MIGHTY THOR and layback and stem 70' past several fixed pins to a two bolt hanging belay. After the two bolt hanging belay you can continue up and to the left to MIGHTY THOR's anchors. That part of the route is very loose and is not recomended.
Submitted by: rck_climber on 2001-09-14
Last Modified: 2010-07-19
Route ID: 3260
Holds are pretty solid where available, one must maneuver around several large dihedrals that resemble an upside down staircase. Crux is probably right above the first bolt: a bit of a reach to a good hold while high-stepping over a slab. Will definitely get your arms pumped. Previous climbers on the route complained about how sandy it was, said they spent a lot of time blowing the rock clean (so I didn't have to, thanks guys). Took a fall towards the top (had wedged my foot on a crack, which didn't hold). Upon redoing that section I had no excuse for the fall, just careless I guess. Old pitons for the most part, a few bolts. Be prepared to be hanging while you clean as there's little to no footing at the top anchors.
This was a great route with most of the cruxes centering around transitions from laybacks to highsteps to get over the overhangings steps. Got pretty pumped out on the lower half of the route with the climbing getting easier as I got higher and could use the right side of the dihedral for solid stems. Very well protected route because there were clips right where you needed them, but the protection was sketch ass old pitons
Way harder than it looks. No hand jams here! All lay backs for the most part. Pretty strenuous climb on sketchy pins. They held my weight when I took on them though. A #3 BD cam is nice to supplement between the second and third pins. Or maybe it was 3rd and 4th. Either way, you will figure it out. A small cam will also protect the start to the first bolt. Not really needed though. Also felt this was more a 9+ or 5.10a