Major Bolt Achievement (MBA)
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Pat Burwick eyes the roof on MBA.
MBA climbs toward a small roof just right of Feeding Frenzy. It starts up a distinct face. Some tricky hands and fingers gets you to a stance just below the roof. Snag the roof and a clip and then power up to the anchors. This was originally done straight up for a 5.11b move, but is frequently done by slipping a bit to the left, and this may knock off a letter grade. Good stone, nice movement, and a bit spooky on the sharp end.
Bring half a dozen draws and something for the double-bolt anchor at the top.
Addendum: 2 bolts added. Originally a trad piece was used to clip the bolt on the overhang and that was before the feet got all slick. A low bolt was added, too.
|Photos of Major Bolt Achievement (MBA) Slideshow
Pulling the crux moves at the roof.
At the anchor on a windy day.
Crux moves and a good overview of the entire route...
Getting the last clip before the roof.
Nearing the finish of MBA, March 2012.
Halfway up MBA.
|Comments on Major Bolt Achievement (MBA)
|By Tzilla Rapdrilla|
Dec 30, 2006
The hangers were replaced 12/06 and 2 bolts added. Originally a trad piece was used to clip the bolt on the overhang and that was before the feet got all slick. A low bolt was added too.
|By Richard M. Wright|
From: Lakewood, CO
Jan 1, 2007
Thanks, TA. Probably long overdue. This route, and the adjacent, badly need these upgrades.
|By Chris I|
From: Fresno, CA
May 6, 2011
This route is in the top 10 if not the top 5 5.11s at Table. This climb is pretty much business from bottom to top and a true delight. If climbed directly without getting into the chimney in the upper left of the route, this is definitely a test piece for the grade at Table. Enjoy!
|By Dan Hickstein|
Jan 27, 2013
What a great climb! A whole bunch of technical face moves and then a juggy roof make this one entertaining from bottom to top. I felt that the face moves were fairly hard to figure out on the first try and were maybe harder than the roof. The footholds are getting really polished, so maybe the climb is getting a little harder with time.