|The Dead Snag
About 10 minutes up the gully from Steort's is a short bolted route that isn't a total waste of bolts. Definitely an acceptable climb for the young 'uns. Also, it is harder for the kids due to reaches.
5 draws for the climb, and there is a chain around a tree (not sure if I like that) for the anchor. Maybe bring slings for an anchor as well 1 chain does not an anchor make.
|By Nathan Fisher|
Jul 22, 2005
The bolts are all gone from this route. I guess thievery is still alive.
|By Ryan Brough|
From: Arvada, Colorado
Aug 5, 2006
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a
I believe that this is the single rappel alternative for the typical Dead Snag descent. Three rappels take up valuable climbing time. It only takes an extra two minutes to downclimb a ramp to get to the rappel tree with the chain wrapped around it. This may explain why the bolts got chopped.
|By Brian in SLC|
May 8, 2008
Maybe the reason the bolts got yanked is that for years, folks have used this as a down climb and an up climb with no bolts. I wonder who placed them and when? I hadn't seen them, but, I usually down climb off to the climber's left just below the tree, rather than straight down (although I've done it both ways).