Sunday, August 14, 2011

Raven Lunatics

I visited Copa Saturday in Gatineau Park to checkout the first pitch of Raven Lunatics. The first pitch is supposedly 5.9 but it beat me fair and square. Here is a photo of me pulling on gear to get back to the horizontal crack after swinging out into space. 
I'm not sure the last time someone climbed this route but that horizontal crack is sandbox. All that dirt and no feet pumped my arms out fast. If you find yourself up there, a #3 and #4 BD cam protect the first half of the horizontal. After that, the rock is irregular and I'm not sure it would take a cam so be prepared to climb it out.