Drilling for Dollars
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BETA PHOTO: Jimmy Cliff, right end.
Located on the far left side of Right Jimmy Cliff, Drilling for Dollars is fun in an unnerving way. The crux move, according to a local veteran, "is not hard, it just feels like you're stepping out of a six-story window." To avoid an additional crux below the chains find a hidden hold around the arete on your left.
Drilling for Dollars starts conviently infront of fallen trees that make for a good lazy-belayer bench. Climb the easy slab, follow the line of bolts up blocky pillar, and make a weird move onto the face.
Standard, safe, Rumney bolting. Two bolt anchor.
closing in on the anchor
Climber (Chris from NY?) finding the good holds on...
dave t at the top
|Comments on Drilling for Dollars
May 26, 2008
the crux really is crazy like stated above, yet it looks so easy while belaying...
|By Matt Desenberg|
From: Wells, Me
Sep 6, 2009
Not one to complain, but this is a pretty bad route imo. Can't believe it gets any stars....
|By MFC Boston|
From: Boston, MA
Jun 2, 2010
As of May 30, 2010, the last bolt (Metolius) before the quick clips was spinning. It is six bolts to the top anchors. Please take notice if you are intending to climb this fun route.
|By Adam Conroy|
From: Cambridge, MA
Oct 4, 2010
I enjoyed this route only because I like being challenged by awkward body movements that you don't find in traditionally "good" and "fun" routes. I implore people to stick with the direct line and not go left to the lip and traverse over the top. I think it stays more interesting that way.
Still only rating it 1 star because it definitely doesn't have any neat real flow to it, even with how cool the line is from below. People should still get on it to get a feel for some awkward movements though, same as the routes surrounding it.
From: West Woodstock, VT
Nov 13, 2011
this is an awesome climb...it just isn't a "there's the holds...pull on them" climb
|By Kevin Heckeler|
From: West Sand Lake, New York
Mar 20, 2012
I agree that this climb's charm is in its awkwardness. I also agree that giving it more than a star is criminal.