Road to Amritsar – 5.11c (trad)


The first was climbed on May 8, by Harry Young, Green and Colin Moorhead and is called Road to Amritsar. The new six-pitch 5.11c is sustained throughout with the crux second pitch being dubbed the Turning Green pitch. The first pitch is a steep 5.11a corner that ends with finger locks, which is followed by the Turning Green pitch. Green describes it as, “Stem up this classic corner up to a hanging chimney (crux) pull through a small roof to bolted belay.” The third pitch clocks in at 5.10d and includes stemming to an underclinging section that ends with wide hands.
Pitch four is a thin hands 5.11b and is followed by the easiest pitch on the route at 5.9. The last pitch is called The Pitch in The Woods and is another 5.11c with pumpy jams that lead to a committing crux. “Must do pitch, you won’t be disappointed.” You can avoid this pitch by traversing left along the ledge to the descent down the following route.

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  • 5.11c
    fun route with varied climbing. Not sure if pitch in the woods is supposed to be part of this route but I didn't get that pitch and thought it was a total sandbag compared to the rest of the route. The whole route was wet when we climbed it so hard to comment on grades though.