| Safety Rating
Ugh. I probably won't go up this thing again
I hated it. The closest I ever came to seriously injuring myself on a climb.
Easy jugs to first clip. Difficult/reachy move right after clipping the first bolt. But that's just a shorty me talking-- arguably a matter of technique. And then...
I watched a guy go up this climb right before I did it. Didn't seem like a big deal. I did the exact same thing he did-- go up on good enough holds, a bit to the left, get into the clipping stance for the second bolt... what the heck? I couldn't reach it-- it was too far to the side, about shoulder level, but out of reach. Trust me, I tried... So I down-climbed. Went up on the other side of the bolt. The holds were good enough there, too-- but nobody climbs on that side, no chalk marks, the rock is all covered with lichen... and it isn't a .10d move anymore! I was able to reach the bolt from that side-- barely. And clipped it while falling... I am still not sure how I managed to get the rope clipped. But if I didn't, it would have been a ground fall.
The rest of the climb can be called somewhat enjoyable, but overall--no, thank you!