P1: Climb the rightmost crack on the slab right facing corner of Asphodel. Climb the corner to the roof and exit left under the roof to the face. Climb up easier rock to nice ledge with two trees. P2: Climb straight up from first tree then go left under largest roof and climb up past some left facing flakes to the GT ledge.
Submitted by: pjcozzi on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-17
Route ID: 69559
Great lead, really committing for this shorty. Once you do the move, it's over. Very fun. I had a hard time reaching the horizontal to place gear at the roof. Didn't have my #3, so I had to stretch to get the gear in. I stood there for a bit and finally, I committed. Very fun and airy.
love this climb...and that move! wish it was a whole pitch of that move over and over. i started out the season feeling weak and far from where i was last fall...felt great on this though- it is good for mental confidence.
climbed this on sunday with Seth- i led and he seconded. it was sort of a more metal challenge for me as i had taken my first trad lead fall first about three hours earlier on the first climb of the day (pretty gnarly, though i miraculously wasnt really hurt) and i wanted to get right back on the sharp end, so as to not dwell on the fall. anyways, it worked and this was actually a great lead for that- committing moves that are well protected and more psychologically challenging than anything else, especially that move around onto the face- when you grab that ridiculous hold it is like the most secure feeling ever!! anyways, i loved the climb it was fantastic!!! only did the first pitch. i see why many people divide P1 into two short pitches though- i have never, ever felt rope drag as terrible as what i experienced at the top of the pitch...i honestly could barely pull up the rope before bringing up my second. all in all definitely a great climb!!!