The Hernia, The Watchman III 5.11/11+
Avg time to climb route: 1 day
Approach time: 1-1.5 hours
Descent time: 1.5 hours
Number of pitches: 10
Height of route: 1500' route, 2700' total
OverviewFA: Brian McCray and Bryan Bird, 11/08.
Climb the previous route and continue up the right-facing corner offwidth for 60m to a gear belay at a stance. Traverse right 25 feet across a horizontal in-cut to a boulder on sloping ledge. Mantle up onto the boulder and climb out a roof and then a sustained and wild splitter for 60m to a ledge. One more short pitch up ledgy left-facing corners ends a large pinion pine.
Rack: 2 ea to 6”, nuts, extra 3.5-6”, 60m rope.
Descent: down climb the gully east (behind) the route. Two rappels from natural anchors reach a large talus-covered ledge. Walk west and locate a bush with rap slings (Uklaw and Aktack). Rappel with one rope to a bolted station at a stance. One more rappel to the ground.
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