Committed: A Long Walk to Solid Rock

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A Long Walk To Solid Rock from Mark Smiley on Vimeo.

Charlotte Dome gets bigger and bigger the closer you get. It is really impressive. We scrambled across the 20- to 30-degree granite slabs at its base and made our way to the toe of the 1,300-foot South Face. Fourth-classing up the first three pitches brought us to a small ledge where we roped up. The climbing on this dome is really amazing. Not a loose rock on it, many different features to climb on, from finger cracks, to open chimneys, to rock horns that beg to grabbed hold of... it has it all. And, keeping it at a 5.8 rating (old school 5.7), the pitches go by rather quickly. Read more at smileysproject.com.