At One With Nature, 5.9
FA- G.Cornell and G.Castillo, Sept. 2016
Tricky to see in the summer when the trees give it cover, and somewhat visible in autumn from the road. Is a fun, challenging little gear route that makes for a quick spin of excitement.
From the Sibbald-Powderface Junction set your odometer and drive 8km(or 5.6km from Hwy#40), or about 100m west of the Texas Gate. Park near a ‘Caution Livestock’ sign. Walk 2 minutes into and up into the woods. The rock is very obscured most of the year behind bush. Named from the belayer being approached by a black bear and the other partner taking a day off work after rat droppings dust cleaned away caused a coughing flare-up. Such is life in the outdoors.
Climb the steep, juggy fun crack to its’ end. Make a long obvious traverse right, out to a fixed piton. Go straight up from the piton to a tree anchor. Long sling is good!
Gear used: #1, #2, #4 cams, red ballnut(or medium nuts) and blue tricam.