The Soft Parade
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Tim leading Soft Parade on the left.
A fun route with a couple of cruxy parts. Follow 10 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor
On the right side of the big face, just left of Pocket Puzzle.
Just past the first crux on Soft Parade
Mike Leads Soft Parade
me on soft parade. Photo by Kurt Licence
|Comments on The Soft Parade
Apr 19, 2010
Well bolted- not! Or at least unless you put add-a-bolts (long slings) on bolts 3,9, and 10. Two cruxes on route (bolts 3 and 8).
|By Burt Lindquist|
From: Madison, WI
Nov 29, 2010
Title of a great old "the Doors" album...
|By Tim Heid|
From: Tempe, Az
Nov 29, 2010
My foldout guide blew away (probably blew all the way back to Superior) right when we got there and we thought we were getting on In Seam - 10c. Well, Kyle decided to just go for it, but unfortunately he pulled his shoulder out of socket just after the first bolt. Ouch! He was able to work it back in, but couldn't do anymore climbing that day.
So I jumped on it to get his gear back and give it a go.
Definitely glad I went for it because it's probably my favorite route at the Pond to date.
It doesn't look 11b from the bottom, but it felt damn close to it when on it. Many Various techniques used throughout, including a few tips jams in the seams, which were fun. There's a super amazing rest right before the last crux (you'll know what I mean when you find it), then fire through it to the top.
Thanks Burt for the info, all of us were debating where the name might have come from.
|By Matt West|
From: Vail, CO
Dec 1, 2010
Area classic for sure.
From: Queen Creek AZ
Jan 18, 2011
Marty did a damn fine J O B on this one. Three cruxes with heart settling climbing in between. Loved it!
|By Colonel Mustard|
From: Reno, NV
Mar 14, 2011
This climb isn't as good as it thinks it is.
|By Peter Franzen|
From: Phoenix, AZ
Nov 26, 2011
I don't see any issue with how this was bolted. It seemed just fine while placing quickdraws on lead which is generally my litmus test.
Fun route, but the no-hands rests take a bit away from it.
|By susan peplow|
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 27, 2011
There is no problem with the bolting on this route. Great placements through the various cruxes, I've led it when strong...I've led it when weak and the bolt placements have never been an issue. The route is engaging, with various cruxes and good rests. Oh and long too. Always a favorite, 4 star for the area or anywhere.