Almost dropped a load leading that roof thing. Great .5 placement right under the roof and .75 right over pretty much overprotects it. Warmed up on R Wallbanger before. Nice to have this monkey off my back.
Great outing with Matt and Robin- first trip with Matt I recall.
good times in the California sun
Held my first lead fall as my partner lost his balance attempting to clip a piece in the roof. Great practice and confidence booster to know I can indeed hold someone's fall.
Climbed this instead of because Bears Reach had to many partys on it. Can't say the roof was done gracefully, but did keep the screaming from sounding like a little girl.
Climbed with my friend K. Chaltikian on a warm summer day. I led the second pitch -- the first 5.8 bulge was heady for me. The monster roof was good too. But I got psyched out and hung before pulling it.
As the supertopo guide states "When climbed perfectly, the roof feel like 5.7, but done wrong the roof feels like 5.10" :)
Linked with Surrealistic Pillar, fell at the roof. Damnit. The lieback before the roof is serious- but I was too focused on the four-foot monster to get a good stance.
Missed the handhold on the roof and had to hang on gear while seconding. I hate cheating...
Took my first lead fall on the 5.8 roof. Felt too confident as I casually underclinged the overhang. Then my EBs slipped and my hands just melted out. Exciting as I didn't have any gear placed after the fixed pin in the corner and not much below it either.
We climbed all three pitches twice, once in July of 1998 and again on July 13, 1999.
Very fun sustained climbing. I did this climb with my bro Mickey. The roof on the second pitch was fantastic and easy to protect.
First time doing this climb I had problems with the overhang. Spent too much time hanging around trying to set pro on the roof. 2nd time it was easier to just get over the roof. Also missed the handhold on the overhang the first time.