The Body – 5.11b

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This is a Horne Lake classic. Now sports midway rap anchors on the second pitch, so is possible to do it as 3 pitches. Originally the second pitch was a full 40-45m from the first pitch anchors to the top, needing 2 ropes to rappel. Do it!
1st pitch 5.10b: a pitch that traverse right up to the anchors.
2nd pitch 5.11b: Techy face climbing.
2nd half/3rd pitch 10d: Awesome climbing over a bulge on chert bands, spicy bolting.

Recent Sendage:

  • 5.11b
    2018-02-12
    Best face climbing at Horne Lake I've done. 2nd and 3rd pitches can be linked to create a long, technical, scary, exposed, and exhilarating line. Do it.
  • 5.11b
    2017-05-21
    After hearing about this route for many years, we finally figured out which one it was and got it done. I'm not sure if I call it a 'classic' but it's pretty cool and worth doing once. It is, however, quite airy and a bit runout, so if you're challenged at the grade this would be one to avoid. The last pitch is where the fun is at, as navigating the incredible chert bands at the top with the fantastic back drop is pretty wild. The route now has a mid-station which turns it into a 3 pitch line (10b/11b/10+). You only need one rope to rappel it safely.
  • 5.11b
    2017-05-21
    A bit spicy. Great views of the lake and the headwall above the amphitheatre
  • 5.11b
    2016-06-11
    Such a great climb!! Love the old school bolting :)
  • 5.11b
    Really awesome climbing, the chert bands are so cool.