Crash Test Dummy (5.10d) tackles the longest aspect of the Bombardier Wall, and is the original and standout line here. This route is characterized by sustained thin face climbing on beautiful and seemingly bulletproof patina plates and edges. Good position, great movement, and quality rock (for SB) warrant 3 out of 4 stars.
Starting near a healthy oak tree at the lower right end of the wall, climb up past three bolts, make crux moves left, and continue traversing left and up passing 4 more bolts en route to the apex of the cliff.
7 bolts, sport anchor (all 1/2").
|Comments on Crash Test Dummy
|By andy patterson|
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 19, 2012
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b
If you've climbed Self-Reflection on Gibraltar, then you have a good sense of how this route climbs. Imagine a WHOLE ROUTE sporting those great patina-ripples from Self-Reflection. Very, very fun climbing, with a spicy crux-traverse sequence past the third bolt. The difficulties crescendo distinctly at several other points, but the entire route stays fairly engaging. Solid 10+ climbing.