| Safety Rating
Kinda scary on TR
One of our group led Tonto and then set this as a TR. It was a fun and somewhat challenging climb even so, but also a bit tense. In some sense it's a lot of exposure for a top rope.
First it might help to explain what the route looks like - like it says in the description it's a big arc over a crack. I'd say more like a big curved shield of arched rock that slid off the mountain and left a 4 foot gap behind so that if you fall you stand a good chance of a pendulum swing that takes you over the edge and bouncing down onto the lower section. The protection/gear we set for directionals and to help offset this swing weren't quite enough to completely protect, so it is possible to get hurt a bit if you blow it. Plus the sections where you might pop off depend on good footwork on the potentially dodgy sandstone. I think I was a bit more frazzled than normal given how many tiny sandstone nubbins I'd busted off in the area already.
That said, it was indeed a thrilling climb. Probably a pretty heady and thin lead too!