This route climbs the vertical plaque of rock right of Ice Cream Hangover. It doesn't look terribly appealing, what with the variety of bolts, runouts and no chalk, however it actually climbs pretty nice. I don't blame you if you don't want to try this thing ground up, but it's easy enough to rig a toprope from Ice Cream Hangover.
The climbing is pretty easy (11-?), but intimidating with very cool moves up to the obvious roof. The well-protected crux sequence starts here with some powerful to balancey moves getting over the roof and beyond.
Supposedly this was one of the earliest routes at the Bank and is still one of the hardest. It deserves more traffic than it's getting...probably a couple more bolts at the start would fix that. Whaddayathink Bob?
Just right of Ice Cream Hangover which is just right of the Weather Wall at the Bank
4 bolts, maybe some trad gear for the start
|By Mirthe van Liere|
Jan 28, 2013
Climbed this route yesterday.
It has an interesting, fun crux.
It definitely deserves more traffic. Maybe that an extra bolt at the start and changing the one-bolt to a two-bolt anchor will help.
|By Derek Lawrence|
Jan 13, 2014
Bolts and anchor (now 2 bolts) updated with stainless ASCA hardware during the Shelf Anchor Replacement Weekend.
Permission has been given by Bob D. to add a bolt or two to the start, I will update when that has been done.