| Safety Rating
Slightly better form this time.
First burn of the day, I hangdogged my way to the top. Would've been a redpoint, but for heinous rope drag. Second burn, I belayed my buddy up to the ledge, then from there, he belayed me up to the him, and then up the second half without any rope drag. Easy redpoint when the rope drag was out of the equation.
To add a little spice to the route, my friend kicked a rock the diameter of a large saucer, off the second ledge, straight at my head where I stood on the first ledge. I was looking straight up, and I saw it immediately, and dodged it at the last second. I guess that's twice this route has almost caused me brain trauma.
Whipped off of this upside down back in 2007. I misread the route, went straight up, when the line went left. Then when I knew I was going to come off, I left my feet up high, while I reached down to grab for the rope like a total noob. Letting go with my hands first on an overhanging route started my rotation. Plus my belayer must've jumped to give me a ton of slack, and a "soft catch." The extra slack, my stupid release, and my lack of a helmet almost killed me. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEXoWCObLms