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I'm pretty sure this is Island Express.
Yawn. This route was neither inspiring nor challanging, and if it had been it would be scary. The Trout guide gives a good topo. If you own the other guide, leave it in the car, it will only confuse you with regards to this route.Hike the south gully and find the jumble of boulders between Java dome (left) and Bali dome (right). Bushwack perhaps 20 yards up between them and find the first bolt on the right.That's the pro for pitch 1, 150'. Pitch 2 has three bolts and ends at another two bolt anchor, 150'.
3 draws or slings
Rik starting Island Express.
One bolt to the first belay. Gotta love South Plat...
2nd Pitch Runout....
Headed for the runout....
|Comments on Island Express
|By Matt Juth|
Mar 5, 2005
It was not a challenge for me either, but that doesn't make it a bomb! It was a great slab climbing intro for my follower. Good rock and a great line, what more do you expect out of a 5.7 slab? Should it be hard for a 5.11 climber?
P1 is 60 feet not 150. Also it should have been listed as an R rated climb since you have 3 bolts for over 200 feet of climbing.
|By James Young|
Aug 30, 2005
I posted a couple of pics of this route below that I'm pretty sure is Island Express. The Hubbel guide confroozed the hell out of me. Regardless, if you head for the general area you'll find this "runout" express. One bolt to the first belay, three bolts and one hella runout to the second. Real easy slabby route, the runout section makes it worth while. I freakin love South Platte runouts so I'll give it a star just for that.