Cool route up the right side of the cave. Start in a dihedral and stem up to the roof. Pull the roof and take a rest. Don't clip the bolt in the upper dihedral (the straight up version has not been sent). Clip the bolt on the right, move right, then up and back left to the top of the dihedral. Up to anchors. The crux is after the rest and is a powerful boulder problem.
Right side of the cave.
Resting up with an arm bar just before the crux.
Really cool moves on the dihedral.
Nice big sloper jug
|Comments on Galactic Hitchhiker
|By Michael Sokoloff|
From: Spokane, WA
Mar 25, 2009
Excellent, varied route. Really fun stemming in a corner to tough boulder problem crux.
The bolt following the crux is too far left and causes a ton of ropedrag for the not-so-hard moves to the anchor. I'd suggest backcleaning once on the ledge or just skipping it. It may be worth adding a bolt further right.
Has the left version been sent yet?
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jan 15, 2012
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c
Anyone have a guess at what grade the left side might go at?
Jan 29, 2012
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b