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Green Bulge 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type: TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Andrew Wied on May 7, 2002
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Description 

Green Bulge begins at the base of a relatively flat slab of red rock a little east from Orgasm. After climbing the face up to ledge, climb up towards the small tower.


Protection 

Used a toprope, good anchor in a tree. Used two nuts.



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fun slab
fun slab
Jan Brown on the Green Bulge.  Photo by Jason Willis.
Jan Brown on the Green Bulge. Photo by Jason Will...
Photo by Andrew Wied. Climber is Jake. This photo is taken from the base of the climb.
Photo by Andrew Wied. Climber is Jake. This photo ...
Joe near the top of the slab on Green Bulge.
Joe near the top of the slab on Green Bulge.
Nice picture of Harris crimping and smearing on the slab at the start of the Green Bulge.  It is very fun to bolder on the slab.
Nice picture of Harris crimping and smearing on th...
Just about to top out on the Green Bulge
Just about to top out on the Green Bulge
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By Andrew Wied
May 8, 2002

I've been told that you can climb the first half of this route without using your hands to pull up, only palms. May be an interesting variation..

By Jason Gandy
Sep 9, 2002

Great face climb and a fun place to practice some footwork. Crux is about half way up the route on a large sloper. For top rope anchor you can also sling very large rock sitting atop last ledge.

By Tom Anderson-Brown
From: Madison, WI
Oct 26, 2002

To keep the difficulty sustained when you get to the tower, climb straight up the south face (instead of going to the right at the top of the shallow dihedral) and do a tough mantel to reach the biners at the top.

By HARRIS
Apr 4, 2005
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

The starting slab is a fun bolder spot.The whole route is excelent for practicing smearing and crimping. i found and ausome under cling that help me make it through the crux. (3/4 of the way up, i think)Stay to the right for a challenge.

By Tradoholic
Jun 3, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R

Gear is heinous, I got one good piece, a tricam, about 3/4 the way up. I wasn't carrying cams though but I didn't see any good placements for one anyway. Finishing on the ledge above New Light Waves is wrong, finish on the top of the tower utilizing the face directly or the left arete.

By Doug Hemken
Administrator
Feb 6, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13

Requires faith in the friction of both your hands and feet!

A great TR, starting from the right end of the slab, or a pretty good lead from the left, starting over near "Balcony." Small, shallow nut at the crux (1/8 - 1/4"). If you are tall enough you can reach up to the right and get in a small (1/2") cam or tricam.