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BETA PHOTO: "Aqua Knobby".
Photo by Blitzo.
First pitch is a nice warm up. The 2nd pitch is why this route is great. It starts steep and technical and stays that way for about 70 feet. There's a bolt about 2/3s up that is your pro for some thin slab moves. They called this R before, but with small cams and nuts, you can pro it just fine. Might be PG-13 to some, but for the area it's not. 3 pitch is a nice crack out.
North side of the dome. Look for the slab up to a ledge below a black water streak.
#2 C4 down to #0 C3.
Arin Trook on the runout 5.9 variation start to Aq...
Arin Trook on the final pitch of Aqua Knobby.
Matt Grieger stands at the bolt that marks the sta...
North side of Pywiak Dome. Climbers on Aqua Knobb...
Irina gets ready to traverse the final slab moves ...
Knobby. Tim on P2. 7/2012.
Photo: Corey Gargano
Bryan Hall pulling the roof on Pitch 1
BETA PHOTO: Start of P4 crack, a nice knobby crack.
|By Matthew Fienup|
From: Ventura, CA
Jul 23, 2007
4 pitches of technical climbing.
The 5.8 runout on pitch 2 feels runout not because of the distance between pro, but because a fall will propel you over an overhang and onto the slab below--which will surely hurt. The consequence of a fall is not merely a long slide.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 6, 2009
The second pitch is simply superb. However, I do not see how you could pro up anywhere on the face after leaving the bolt and before making the crack at the end.
We chose the 5.9 bolted-to-5.6 R start: the best option to start p1 I think!
I'd say the scare factor is somewhere between PG13 and R on just a section or two.
|By Tommy L-D|
Aug 9, 2010
Pitches 2&3 link w/ a 60m, and make for an amazing time.
I wouldn't do it any other way.
|By Alexander Nees|
From: Grand Junction, CO
Aug 15, 2010
We started with the bolted 5.9 slab start, then linked pitches 2 and 3. Done this way, this is a new favorite TM multi-pitch for me; steep, fun, some good cracks, and just run-out enough to be exciting without being upsetting.
Standing at the bolt that protects the runout, the climbing feels hard and tenuous. But the bolt is protecting the hardest stuff; once you step up and over the overlap it's pretty cruiser to the crack and good gear.
|By Tim Wolfe|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 7, 2011
rating: 5.9 PG13
I do this route every time I pass through Toulome. Absolutely wonderful, requires good head but is all there if you use your feet. Still PG 13 I think.
From: Redwood City
Apr 9, 2013
This route has a little bit of everything TM has to offer.
FA: Lloyd Price & Joe Fitchens 7/72