Guildenstern climbs the slabby arete on the right edge of the Hamlet. The position is quite good for a route with such a modest grade.
This is the right-most route on the Hamlet. Access is the same as Rosencrantz - walk past all the TR anchors to several exposed 3rd class moves to the Rosencrantz belay anchors and continue to the right to another set of brown painted bolts on the prow. Belay here. The route steps right off the belay and follows tan painted bolts up the arete to an anchor just below the top of the crag. With a little exposed down-scrambling, it would be feasible to set a TR from these anchors, if one was so inclined.
8 bolts, double-ring anchor, belay anchor at base.
|By John Wilder|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 30, 2011
Walking off this route to the north is not trivial, I'd suggest scouting a way in from the right hand side of the crag.
Otherwise an enjoyable route with great position...a nice intro to multipitch technique as well, given the exposed scramble to the base.
|By Thomas Beck|
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb 23, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Once you climb Rosencranz you should do Guildenstern. The location at the edge of the arch looks very cool as you step out initially and at the station. The climbing is aesthetic and properly protected with solid bolts the whole way. This route reminds me of some of the old school lines in Sandy Corridor in that it has sloping holds and little varnish. Today it was a little sandy. I thought the route-finding to be the best part. I would rate this 5.6 and not 5.5 and suggest you be solid on 5.7 to lead it. I did break off more holds than Rosencranz but that is likely attributable to lack of traffic. Definitely 2 stars.
We were able to diagonal rap off the top belay anchor back to the initial ledges left of Rosencranz with plenty of rope using a 70m. Rope pulled with no problems.