What a great wall to lead from 5.7-5.10c in one sitting. Leap Year Flake, 5.7; Lurch, 5.8, Adam's Family, 5.9; Norm, 5.10a; Leap Erickson, 5.10b and The Mojus, 5.10c. Leap Year gets 2 stars in Miramontes' guide simply because of the feature (flake). It is on the easy side of 5.7 for soloists. Leap Erickson (5.10b) is a fully bolted route right next to it and although I am not much for slab or sport climbing, I enjoyed this thoughtful lead. Norm (5.10a) gets 2 stars and deserves them due to the diversity of its features, undercling, chicken heads, arete. There is a piton at the undercling (2015) over the bulge before hitting the bolt line. Most moves are up the right side of the bolts. Mojus (5.10c) was pure slab, nothing out of the ordinary, I was not impressed. Lurch (5.8) is much more thought provoking and offers more challenging pro than Adam's Family (5.9). Where Adams is straight forward and easy for 5.9 at Jtree, Lurch runs up easy ground to a dead vertical short dihedral with flaring pockets for gear, very cool route. Great rock on both of these trad lines.
Greg Slayden started the route, our third of the day, but got pumped out below the crux about 3/4 of the way up. I lowered him down and finished the route, so it was a team effort.
Scrumdillyishus, Misty Kiss and face climbs to the left.
Led Scrumdillyishus, Frosty Cone and Mr. Misty Kiss on a cool shady autumn afternoon. Climbed with Justing.
Also tr'd Mr. Misty Kiss in Nov. 2005 after catching a lead fall on it !