This route is at the point where the wall is the closes to the Snake River and the hill leading from the wall to the river is the steepest. So when you get up half way, where a nose like bump is sticking out, the crux, and start logging in air time you feel like you’re a couple of hundred feet up. Because of my full on own it get on anything attitude, I take leader falls regularly. This day on Danger Zone I took 3 leader falls, Barns golf clapped enjoying the show. I wanted to get to the beautiful headwall, which was just to the left of the noise, so I climbed up to a bolt above and right of the nose but could not let go to clip. I did the quick draw McGraw grab a draw off the harness and clip the bolt as I fell away. Only I smacked the backside of the beaner missing the gate, but quickly back handed back across the bolt and snagged the clip. If you’re really pumped out of your mind and need to grab a draw in order to continue the climb so be it. I also sell a videos called “Stick clipping and the art of hang dogging” . I gave it my best shot, had a great time, and resorted to survival aid tactics to finish my led. To air is only human.
Witnessed by: Chris Barns