Skip to Content

May's Way - 5.5

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (16)
Premier Sponsor:
Harold May-1930s
Rock (Trad)
G
2
PG with standard rack up to the #2 Camalot. You will be above your gear in a couple of spots.
90
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.86/5
  Rock Quality 2.86/5
  Scenery 3.29/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5

Description:

Nice lead! Fun but intimidating. Usually split into 2 pitches. Climb easy low angle crack on Southern Cave Slab and belay. Pitch 2 climbs large left facing corner above. Some chimney / offwidth technique is needed on pitch 2 or it will feel harder.

Descent Options:

Walk off.

Submitted by: gunkjunkie on 2007-05-29
Views: 1047
Route ID: 19020

16 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent
GoRead all 16 ascent notes

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: perelman on 2011-05-12 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars I didn't chimney the chimney

Yeah, I pretty much backstepped and pulled my way up the chimney section, which made it harder. Oh well.

I led the first pitch but I'm calling this a second. It was my first lead but since I led the really easy part I'd rather not count it.

Added: 2011-05-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: mrsols1 on 2009-10-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars sweet

This was a very easy climb. there was loose rock. dont have big cams so last 20 ft had no pro but the holds where perfect.
watch out for copper head at base between the two slabs.

Added: 2009-10-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rockoniceman on 2009-06-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Need large cams to protect the top chimney

soloed up the slab (EZ) then started the climb from the top of the slab. I did not have any big gear to protect the chimney so I escaped right after climbing the corner. Part of the inside corner was wet from seepage. When we got down there were two copperhead snakes just to the left of where you start the slab climb.

Added: 2009-06-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: spainma on 2008-10-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars May's Crack with CT-AMC

Seconded Skip Frey

Added: 2008-10-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: breaksteel on 2008-08-13 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Had my attention.

I don't know where my lead head was today, but it wasn't with me. Well protected from top to bottom. Bring large cams, I used up to #5 on the top section. Beware the rock fall potential once nearing and on the top. Fun climbing if you can Chimney.

Added: 2008-08-13

... Read all 16 ascent notes