Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cotter Crack, first attempt

I went climbing with Guillaume today at the Home Cliff area. I did one-up as the usual warm up and then onsighted Peggy 5.7+. Peggy is a great climb with a real exposed feel to it and is definitely worth doing. Just bring lots of runners or suffer some ugly rope drag. After Peggy, we moved to Cotter Crack. Cotter Crack at 5.10b doesn't look too bad until you realize it definitely overhanging and you've fought with the bottom section. It is a tricky finger crack at this point with not the greatest feet. After fingers, it opens into hands where the climbing is burly but more strange forward. The last 5 feet or so is offwidth. I started this climb on gear but backed off and worked it on toprope. I know, lame.

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