Kundalini was Rumney's first 5.13, until kneebar technology downrated the climb to 12+. Although a bit on the short side, the line is lovely, following a striking orange and mica streak through dark rock. Start left of the first bolt by stepping off large boulders and move right to gain a rest on the slab. Then move up and left on small crimps and tackle the kneebar crux, a stab out left from an oppressive sloper. Kundalini is actually a type of yoga involving tense, muscular poses, and that's exactly what the route requires. After the crux, the moves get progressively easier, though still interesting, through the small roof to the chains.
Kundalini is the unmistakable orange streak on the far left side of Bonsai past the Peer Pressure corner.
Bolts. Consider stick clipping the first bolt, the starting moves are harder than they look. Also, a long draw on the third bolt is helpful.
|By Colin R|
From: Ottawa, ON
Sep 10, 2007
rating: 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b
Another good powerful line @ Rumney