We went higher on the first pitch and were able to climb the entire crack system in one go from there, with a 60 meter rope. The last pitch was class 4 as indicated. To walk off, go uphill and follow the cairns.
went to do peking but was intimidated by the smooth crack on p1 so we started w/ moscow instead. really fun alpiney route with lots of ledges and a fun smooth slab/crack at the top. make your own anchors.
2nd natural lead ever. And my belayer had never climbed before at all. I only had 6 cams, most of which went to the over-rigged belays. There's always a way to spice up a 5.6. It got needlessly dramatic, but that's why I still remember this fun route.
Luke and I rapped off of Super Slab, and went right over to this beauty. Fun line that I look forward to repeating.
The book I brought had a good photo of the route and talked about chain anchors at each belay...the book lies. I thought I was off route but am finding out there is no chain anchors at the belay spots. I thought I started with too much gear, but soon found out I had just enough. My #4 helped me out near the top of the large crack. Fun challenging lead for this beginner!
Thanks Dian for bringing all my gear back...
Great warmup for a good day at Smith. Watch out for crowds, if you've got small hands a few sections can be a little tricky. We did it in 2 pitches.
Love this place