Climb the first 2 pitch's of DOWT's. On the third pitch, start as for DOWT, but instead of taking the traverse to the right continue straight up past numerous bolts to a hanging belay. Pitch 4 folows a line of 10 bolts staright up and ends on a ledge that is shared with DOWT. Pitch 6 go up the flake/overlap on the right past several bolts, then follows a line of bolts back left to a corner which is followed to it's end on a "scoped" ledge. You can continue up DOWT's from here or rap using bolts on the gobbler.
Submitted by: flamer on 2005-02-17
Route ID: 56260
David (below) has not done POD yet, but I thought the 3rd pitch was basically reminiscent of that route (which is right to the left). Enjoyable map finding with a few interesting side pulls here and there. I got the 5.10a pitch which was easy for the grade I thought, very enjoyable face climbing. Froze my fingers on the 5.9 DOWT pitch....that crack, handling trad gear and being colder lower in the canyon...can really lead to a suffer fest if you have bad fingers. I have run up the damn thing before, was hurting this time. Good rock, enjoyable outing if warm enough.
With dowww, I led p. 1 and p. 3. Very sustained climbing on YBR, 150 feet of very sustained climbing - not many moves easier than 5.8+ on that one. Onsighted it without chalk on the route to show me all the small hidden holds - made for a very cerebral lead.