|Chatfield Hollow Main Wall
Crux may be getting off the ground... hidden crimpers are delightful as you inch up to the crux, you will know it when you get there. Top 1/3 is slope city... good ledge above.
Just around the Clark Bar corner, the pocked wall
Usually TR'd - Led by Bob Clark on gear, but I don't see where to place any until after the crux...trees at the top for anchors
|Photos of Noriega - AKA - Bolt or Jolt Slideshow
John Meagher on the pumpy upper half.
Photo by Oll...
Me sticking the finish jug.
Photo by Ollie McMahon
|Comments on Noriega - AKA - Bolt or Jolt
|By John Biehn|
From: Madison, CT
Jun 15, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a X
Years ago we called this climb "Halfmoon" because of the few crescent shaped features that are near the crux.
Great climb but I think it deserves more of an "X" than an "R" if someone wants to lead it.......
|By M Sprague|
From: New England
Jul 3, 2011
I soloed this after only climbing for a year or so (80s), got to the top and said "What the hell did I do that for". Nice climbing, but a TR is recommended
|By J Meagher|
Dec 28, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c
Awesome technical and sustained face climbing! I wouldn't say this is an absolute classic face climb like Lonesome Dove, but I think it deserves more than 2.9 stars so im giving it 4. I found the crux wasn't right off the ground, to me the crux felt like getting a high left hand into the undercling under the bulge about 1/3 of the way up, which was awkward but fun. Take full advantage of the decent rest about halfway up, I neglected it and fell on the long move to the final sloper on multiple attempts due to the pump. Excellent test of 5.10+ face climbing on slopey crimps, remember to trust your feet in the crux sequence!