A bit contrived but good climbing up a water stained slab right of La Chaim. Three bolts, the hard moves are below and above the 1st clip. This appears modern and can be stickclipped by prudent climbers. 2nd bolt is rusting shaft with nut type, luckly the moves here are easy. 3rd bolt is modern and protects nice 5.9. Belay on foot ledge. Cross Chrome.....up poorly protected slab (with 1 bolt?) to walk off ledge.
3 quickdraws for initial bolts standard rack for 2nd pitch and belays.
|Comments on Finger Tripping
May 18, 2003
Pitch two steps onto the slab right of p.2 Chrome Plated... the single old bolt for this quality but runout 5.9 R/X slab has been replaced with a new 3/8 x 2 1/2" Rawl.
|By Leo Paik|
From: Westminster, Colorado
Sep 11, 2003
P1 is quite nice, though, pretty thin (especially for non-friction climbers). Sticky rubber, yeah!. Originally rated 9+ in S. Kimball's 1st guide but 10- seems fair. Can traverse off L easily if P2's 9 R/X is not your speed. There are 2 bolts to the L of P1, anyone know what route these belong to?
|By Ivan Rezucha|
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 21, 2003
Our party of 3 (one a slab climber, one not (me), one not sure) thought this was much harder than Good Timing (10a). Maybe hard 10 for Finger Tripping? Or medium 9 for Good Timing.
An alternative to stick clipping the first bolt is to climb up and left on easy rock to a crack, place cams, then TR the first moves with a diagonal rope, clip the bolt, downclimb, retrieve the cams, climb back to the first bolt. Yes, I did all that and then backed off two moves later.
After the hard moves at the third bolt we placed gear, traversed right, then down an easy crack placing gear along the way to protect the last climber.
Another strange maneuver: Being a party of 3, the 2nd needed to trail a rope. Rather than uncoil the second rope, the second tied into both ends of the lead rope, competing a circle, pulling up one end of the rope while being TR'd on the other end.
|By Chuck Graves|
Oct 4, 2003
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
I completed the lead that Ivan started. Compared to other slab and low angle face climbs at Lumpy: Climb of the Ancient Mariner, 10a, Ziggy's Brotner Hank, 10b, High Plains Drifter, 10a/b, and on the Pear; Good Timing 10a, this pitch was very solid 10b. Luckily for me, Ivan managed to clip the first bolt. A fall before clipping the first bolt would result in a grounder with a less-than-desirable landing. There are several fragile small flakes above the first bolt. I did have one let go on me while on the lead. A good climb to do, if in the area.
|By Danny Inman|
Aug 1, 2006
Gave this one a go on TR the other day to "test the waters" of Lumpy 10a slab climbs. Worth doing, particularly if you are a slab-a-phobe like me; I could not believe my feet actually stuck and I could move upward. As I climbed this, I thought of leading it, and I felt an extreme tightening of the sphincter, this would be a very tangy lead for a slab climber of my caliber...