NEClimbs Mobile Site
Home | Weather | Rock Routes | Ice Routes | Main Site
Rock Area Index / Humphrey's Ledge / Short & Sweet (5.10)
Short & Sweet
George Hurley, at 74 still making the difficult look easy
Photo by Judy Perez
Directions:  Follow the climber's trail along the cliff past Robinson Crusoe to Wanderlust. The route is at the right end of the ledge below the start of Wanderlust & Eclipse. An oak tree with three trunks marks the exact start. George was 76 when he put up this climb!
Description: The belayer needs to pay attention! A bit trickier than it looks.
    Pitch 1: A bit of a scramble takes you to a stance where you can get in a #1 Camelot. Climb up and right past a bolt using an undercling and a foothold out to the right to get situated. Follow the right-leaning crack to a large tree at the top.

Gear: Protection is a #1 Camelot, a bolt, brown Tricam and an optional 3/4" SLCD. Use trees for the top anchor.
Descent: Rappel the route from trees
History:  April 27, 2009 - George Hurley and Judy Perez. Joe Perez also did the second ascent on the same day.
NEClimbs.com
© 2014 NEClimbs.com