Author Topic: Grim Reaper  (Read 757 times)

Offline cjdrover

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Grim Reaper
« on: May 30, 2013, 11:11:41 PM »
What's the story with Grim Reaper on the Barber Wall? Looks like a nice line... Webster gives it 10d R but the new Handred is noncommittal - "a challenging lead". Anyone been on it? Could you call it PG13 with all the newer toys? In internet parlance... am I gonna die?

Chris

Offline terminusnout

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Re: Grim Reaper
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 06:44:33 AM »
Not a lot of gear near the top, i would bring small tcu's/c3s and aliens and even then its tough to get the gear in.

Offline kenreville

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Re: Grim Reaper
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 07:23:20 AM »
It's a great route that is easily protected- except for the crux- which is right near the top. As terminsnout has said, TCU's are helpful.

Offline krankonthis

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Re: Grim Reaper
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 01:35:52 AM »
save a number 3 camalot for the top top.  there is a super good placement, #9ish nut and red alien, and then you have to gun it a bit.  brushing the pine needles off the top can be a good idea too.  super good climbing!

Offline strandman

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Re: Grim Reaper
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 08:52:16 AM »
Wow ! this is amazing, I think i have seen ,maybe3 ascents of this route ever. I guess the rep that henry thought he was gonna ground out lived long

Offline krankonthis

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Re: Grim Reaper
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 12:11:23 PM »
it got cleaned by a local and people have been sending the rig.

Offline SA

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Re: Grim Reaper
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 12:58:21 PM »
I TR it last year and thought that it was pretty amazing climbing. It is quite different than your typical Cathedral climb, with plenty of jamming. You better have some steam for the top-out!