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Top of the first pitch of Crossover.
Crossover is a two pitch variation to Color Me Gone. It ascends the left side of the "pillar" where Color Me Gone (P1) climbs the right side. I thought the first pitch was worth doing, but CMG is the better line by far.
Pitch 1 (5.8) - Start on a large grassy terrace directly beneath Machine Gun Jubblies. Make a rising traverse to the right to join the left-facing corner. The start is runout but sub-5.6 climbing. At a steeper section in the corner, where the climbing gets harder, you will get your first pro but it's quite a reachy placement. I hitched two stoppers together to reach the higher and better constriction. From here climb up the arete and then back left into the corner. Follow the corner to a bolted anchor shared with the first pitch of Color Me Gone.
A second pitch (5.9) traverses to the right and I think it goes up a shallow right facing corner with a filthy black streak down the right-hand wall. This pitch looked significantly harder than the first and I backed off of it for want of more gear. Bring a good selection of small wires and micro cams for this one!
Descend by rappelling the route with two ropes.
Pro to 2" with extra small stuff.
|By Jeff Scheuerell|
Mar 28, 2013
There is/was a pin for protection before the mentioned hard to reach stopper. Also if you start the pitch a bit further right and approach it more directly there are more protection opportunities.