F.A. Jon Frank, Jimmy Ratzlaff (1978)
Interesting start, offwidth up front with fists deeper in there . . not quite vertical w/some holds on the lips of the crack further up. More effort than other Mt. Scott 5.6's
Submitted by: leinosaur on 2005-02-20
Route ID: 16853
Hardest 5.6 I have ever touched I am pretty sure. Would have to say it is at least a 5.7 or better. Would have loved to work the other routes on this wall, but with a broken ankle I just had to climb what that walking boot would allow me to get by foot on. HEHE! Overall, if you are a crack climber, not bad. If you are a brute force climber, good luck.
I'm glad I can lead 5.8's after seconding this hard little 5.6 route. Should probably be 5.7, Any new 5.6 leader will be in for a shock on this. Will do it again and look for the easier way to climb it.