Ham and Cheese
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This route climbs a bolted pillar, 80' right of Better with Bacon. Climb up dikes with the occasional friction move past bolts to a two bolt anchor.
This is a newer route and has not seen a lot of traffic, and is somewhat grungy. The quality might get a little better as it cleans up.
(There is a second pitch that has some bolts and gear placements. This pitch does not get done often, and I don't know the anchor situation. if you do, please comment.)
80' right of Better with bacon is a bolted pillar
1st pitch, fully bolted w/ two bolt anchor w/chains. full 30m so watch the ends of your rope when lowering or rapping. Possibly a good early lead for a 5.6 leader, but there is one section where the bolts are 15' apart, but it is on easy climbing.
|Comments on Ham and Cheese
|By Justin Johnsen|
From: Sacramento, CA
Jun 11, 2012
7 bolts total. The first bolt is highball but easy to climb to, in addition to the 15' space the original author mentions.
|By Tim Camuti|
From: Placerville, CA
Aug 19, 2012
Easily identified by the mini-roof just past the first bolt, no other climbs around have a 2 foot overhang to climb over. Great fun route for 5.6 leaders!
Sep 4, 2012
Hey boys, check out the beta pic with Chorizo Corner. I think maybe we are calling a route Ham and Cheese that is actually right of Ham and Cheese. I climbed all the bolted routes from Better with Bacon to the pillar(ham and cheese) shown in the picture this weekend. There were 3, all similar and about 5.5 5.6. The furthest right line seemed more like the description of Ham and Cheese above. Anyone have some insight?
Sep 4, 2012
Only thing that doesn't match up is the distance right of BwB.
Oct 29, 2012
Caughtinside P1 description is right on (FWIW, the hand drawn topo for Chorizo Corner notes the distance from BwB as 200ft). P2 goes straight up the face for about 30m to a 2 bolt anchor with chains - 3 pitons, 1 bolt, a few opportunities for smaller gear (< BD .5). P3 move left and up onto the face of a right facing dihedral - follow bolt line over small roof - continue following bolts and pitons (didn't notice any gear opportunities) to a 3rd of chains, about 35m. Seems possible to rap the route with 70m rope, but we walked off. Super fun!!