Ground fall potential at the start, completely safe after 10 ft
High quality line with proud history: Henry Barber FA. Be sure to be quick with your gear or have iron forearms; the gives you sustained climbing on horizontal cracks followed by a technical sequence to a rest at on a narrow ledge. Then the business starts right up with again with sequency hands. The finish of the route rewards you with a steep and runout (though mostly soft and clean fall potential) topout on crimps! Truly stellar.
Wonderful stone steps at either end built by hard working volunteers in CT! Thank you!
Submitted by: marckylove on 2006-11-30
Route ID: 19012
If the rating is 5.10, then it's the hardest 10 I have led. If it's 11- then it's still harder than some 11's I've led. I took a 30 footer on my first attempt. My foot popped trying to clip gear during the crux. I had two pieces below that and one of them popped. The one that caught me was a little further left so I had a longer sling on it which added a couple feet to the fall. I also pulled my belayer up and I stopped about 5 feet above the ground. I impressed a local by getting right back on it and sending ;)