The Struggle Within is a straight forward climb for most of the route, with a single technical and sequential crux. Start up solid rock using edges before reaching a mini-roof. Use full finger wraps within a sharp crack to surmount the mini-roof before moving up low angle and cruiser terrain. The pitch steepens again into a perplexing and chalk littered corner/face that forces climbers to move up left below an arete with less than good feet. Once through the crux, enjoy big holds on an arete through a few more bolts before reaching the two bolt anchors. Rap or lower from the chains.
This is a fun climb on solid rock that is easy outside of the crux sequence.
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The Black Diamond Session Approach Shoe fits squarely in the casual shoe market even if BD categorizes it as an approach shoe. As long as your technical footwear expectations are tempered, you’ll likely be happy with your purchase for everyday wear and tear with the BD Session