Tuesday, February 11, 2014

NEW SWPA mixed line, Open Mouth M5

Laura and I got around to finishing off a new mixed route at Lower Meadow Run in Ohiopyle State Park.  It's the line just right of Season Finale.  The line is called Open Mouth and is graded M5.  It starts on a short pillar of ice, then follows the rock up through the inside corner passing 2 bolts to the shuts.   Like other lines at Meadow Run its short, but don't let that deter you from the fun of this really good line.  This line feels easier than the other mixed lines there.  Most likely this is the easiest mixed line currently in Ohiopyle.  This should be a perfect line for the aspiring mixed climbers.  New and awaiting a second ascent.  Here's a few shots of Laura seconding the first ascent.  

Laura starting up the ice
Transition to the rock corner
Getting into the business

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