Smelling the Rose- 120’- 5.10b

  • Smelling the Rose- 120’- 5.10b/
  • 15 bolts to chains near the top that it shares with the Anti Mullet. From here you can continue to the summit of the tower which has a station that allows you to use for one of you to down climb and then bring the other one back down to the chains for one 70m rap. I would not rappel from the summit on this face, too much loose rock. Smelling the Rose was the consensus best of these two side by side moderates (Anti Mullet). Both have a mid station you can use for rappel, but a 70m rope gets you to a small jump off to the boulder below the wall without having to use the mid station. I would not clip the mid station on the way up with a draw as that would result in rope drag for the upper portion of this route. If you stick to the bolts, the line is fairly straight. Just fantastic chert edges, albeit sharp on the fingers, up a vertical wall. Up to the mid station is only 5.7. (photo)
    The Phalanx of Will, Dutchman's Draw, St. George Rock, March, 2009


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