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20 feet of slabby climbing leads to a high first bolt that should be in reach from good underclings. Consider a stick clip, or at a minimum don't blow it. A powerful boulder problem guards access to the face, and then techy climbing on good edges and generally positive features lead up and left to the arete. A second boulder problem, this more technical than powerful, is encountered prior to the airy finish. Consider a #0.4 or 0.5 BD sized piece of gear for your first run to the chains.
Hot Rocks is a route with great movement and nice rock, and it doesn't get the traffic it deserves.
Just left of Cornered Again
, Hot Rocks ascends the left face and arete of the clean panel comprising the downstream/eastern face of The Crystal Tower.
I believe there are 9 bolts.
By Jeremy Jacobsen
Jun 21, 2014
Consider an additional bolt between first and second. I really wanted to try this route but bailed when I decided I didn't want a close encounter with the deck whilst clipping the second bolt.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 1, 2015
After over 10 years, this thing felt much harder than I remember and would be a great candidate for some serious re-bolting to make more sensible clips. Regardless, the price of admission is a burly move.