Posted by: shoreboy
Posted by: xy9ine
no quarter has seen some serious buffing this year. running really nicely. the skid road rootgnar section is still a slog, but the rest of the climb is nearing a pleasant experience.
First time up it for me this year as well on Saturday. All the work has definitely made it a much more enjoyable climb up to the Executioner bench. Kudos to the builders for that. Ramble on and the rib cage are still what will make me choose the fire road over the climb trail on most days. I was hoping that a set of switchbacks to link up the Exectioner bench to the end of the rib cage might happen someday, but Im not sure that is even being considered?
That would be awesome, because you lose a bunch of vert cruising down Executioner/Ramble On before climbing back up. If there was a direct route from Executioner Connector to Mtn Highway that would be awesome. I'm sure NSMBA and the builders know all this, will be interesting to see what happens.
As a fat office dude, the Fromme climb route takes me just under an hour from tennis courts to Mtn Highway. I can do Fromme parking lot to top of NQ in about 30-35 minutes and spend significantly less energy (granted that is less vertical gained).