First of the grade! Full value climb. Felt like 4 climbs in one for me. Reversed thermalled a few times :/ Mildly alarmed at how much I cared about climbing this. Interesting to see the upper half go from overwhelming and scary to manageable over a few sessions...summer cragging at Bataan def helped heehee...plus the magic sending fairy dust the pileated woodpecker sprinkled on us on the hike up. So fun to work on this with the most supportive partner ever. Another magical evening at Bataan with My My and the Furry Monster.
Not to sure if my beta made the route feel hard for me, I feel like there is a few different ways to start this problem. I started with my right foot smeared out on a sloping edge and my left foot dropped knee on a tiny dimple I also wasn’t able to have a pad underneath for the first move cause the dab factor so the move felt a little wild for a V5. Fun route though since I really enjoyed Tetris I also love drop knees so the move felt cool!
This tall, striking arete sits just left of Pot Belly. Thanks for suggesting I take a look at it Graham, I really enjoyed figuring out this puzzle! A sharp, crimpy and balancey crux leads to an airy, yet easy topout slab. Gotta be careful up there or you’ll find yourself extinct!
Far right side of Georgia Beach is a little overhang perched on a separate piece of rock that is off limits for feet. Seated start with low hanging side pull for right and left hand on outer smooth sloper at about the same height. Use left facing low edge feature for feet.