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BETA PHOTO: Cool Thing. Fun stemming up the corner, a technic...
Just what the world needs: more routes on Table Mountain. Our goal here was to get in the hard face right of Monkey Puzzle, but the additional routes that also went in will flush out the climbing in this small sector. "Cool Thing" ascends a short slab to a very awkward corner system. The corner may or may not be 5.11, but it has a weird sequence that is easy to do incorrectly. The FFA went to George Valdez in mid-week, the 2nd or 3rd of Dec.
Nine draws and a rope.
BETA PHOTO: Power and Lies, Off Guard, and Cool Thing.
Yvonne D'Andrea stemming the initial corner.
Yvonne D'Andrea starting the crux layback and slab...
Doug finishing the crux layback sequence near the ...
Josh Darnell entering the crux, Cool Thing at N. T...
|By Leo Paik|
From: Westminster, Colorado
Mar 10, 2004
Seems like flopping up onto the slab at the top of the corner was the crux. Orr, orr, orr. Good route. Loose finish. Loads of bolts. Nice fer us cluckers. 70 ft.
|By Ron Olsen|
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 26, 2004
Another excellent line. Fun stemming up the initial corner, then an off-balance layback followed by some thin slab moves.
Mar 3, 2008
I'm visiting from CA and misidentified this as a 5.7 in the Brown Clouds area. Obviously, it was a curse fest when I took a baby whip at the top.
Anyway, the bottom seemed fairly mellow. The crux for me was the weird layback/roof thing at the top. Like it was said, the actual moves might not be 5.11, but the sequencing was tricky.
Overall, the route was clean, well protected, and fun.