| Safety Rating
i'd followed this one my first time at stone. I wanted to show it to a partner who'd never seen it. After taking some time getting to the first bolt (I thought I remembered coming out of the crack under the bulge but I didn't feel solid so I went over to the bolt from the left and clipped it at my feet). Well, ominous winds had kicked up and clouds had rolled in foreshadowing my tenuous ascent. Nearly peeling at least three times (once right off the ground attaining the top of the block) before I placed my last piece - a .75 camalot (which I incidentally bootied on my first stone lead) fate had her way and I took my first whipper just as I was about to gain the easy ground just shy of the anchor. The route was a bit wet in the diagonal crack and there was a water streak up top I had to avoid (sometimes even when wet, Stone retains her friction - not on this route, it is polished and slick). My right hand peeled but my feet didn't and not thinking quickly I rotated backwards (think backdive) and went down head first. My arse took the brunt of it about 30 feet below on a horizontal flake. My nerves were shot - I bailed and left a couple of ovals and my 12 BD nut threaded behind another fixed nut in the flake. Enjoy - I know I will next time... when it's dry!