A Good Day to Die
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All smiles after reaching the ledge at the end of ...
Begin near the east end of the formation on a large boulder. The first two bolts are relatively close together on a vertical face with thin edges (crux). A series of small ledges with horizontals occurs after the second bolt. More steep face moves (5.10) are protected by the third bolt. Fun climbing on huecos (5.8 R/X) leads to the top. Rappel 80' to the ground. Excellent rock!
Quickdraws for three bolts and a couple of small to medium cams for horizontals. Two bolt rappel anchor.
Kris Solem leading A Good Day To Die
Mar 22, 2004
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Well protected, dead vertical, technical crux down low, dangerous, overhung jugs up high.. an entertaining study in contrasts, worth the trip.
By Kris Solem
From: Monrovia, CA
Dec 12, 2009
Guy Keesee did the first lead of this one. I put in the two bolts, climbed up to the horizontal and lowered off so Guy could have a crack at the upper headwall. I really figured he'd get in some more bolts but he just got rolling, did not want to stop, and gunned it to the top...