Pops Goes Hawaiian
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BETA PHOTO: "Pops Goes Hawaiian".
Photo by Blitzo.
This route is on the northwest face of Reggie Dome and climbs the prominent dike system immediately left of The Chief.
A bouldery start gains access to the "staircased" dike and a solitary bolt about 15' above the start. Higher, the dike dies out briefly and wild moves around a flake give access to the upper portion of the dike which ends at the same spot The Chief does.
There are two options for descending this route (and The Chief) - scrambling down an easy gully to the north or by rappelling from anchors (95' rap) atop the large slab just left of this route. A fun route that offers better protection than appearances might first suggest, this is a worthwhile route to do when in the vicinty. Two stars out of five.
bolt (5/16"), pro to 3"
The moves to the bolt.
Susan Peplow on "Pops Goes Hawaiian".
Photo by Bli...
|Comments on Pops Goes Hawaiian
Dec 5, 2004
The route is somewhat difficult to protect for a beginning 5.7 leader. Don't fall before reaching the first bolt!
|By Bo Johnston|
Oct 18, 2006
I really liked this route. It does feel a little tenuous before the first clip and the flake above is loose and isn't worth putting anything in considering the climbing gets quite easy once you reach it. 2 stars!
|By Dave Cox|
Apr 8, 2009
Sweet route. Felt pretty casual to the bolt but got a little vibratory motion in my right foot when trying to move up and over the little headwall. Found a place for a small alien to steady it.
|By Chris D|
From: the couch
Nov 5, 2009
There is another way down from this climb. Walk to the south across the summit boulders to the very southwest corner of the top of the formation. There's pair of button-heads here, one with a spinner hanger, but I rapped off them on Sunday and they were fine. 70' to the ground.
Oh, and the old guide from Bartlett rates this a 5.7/8 PG. Vogel doesn't even give it a PG. Call it what you will, if you fall on your way to the first bolt, your day is going to end poorly.
|By Tom Fralich|
From: Fresno, CA
Jan 10, 2012
Found plenty of gear after the bolt. Great route on an interesting dike. Moves to the bolt are on positive holds and not stressful for the confident 5.7-5.8 leader.
|By susan peplow|
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 4, 2012
Tons of routes with the 1st bolt being higher than this one. Does that make it an R? Landing would be grim, so have your belayer spot until you get established for safety if needed. Bolt, and gear available as you need it. Budding leaders may find placements difficult but they're there.
The route is interesting and absolutely worth doing if in the area. Dike has some broken pieces but that adds to the excitement. Anchors above are chopped but easily takes gear (as noted by others) for anchor or even TR set up. Rap utilizing Fender Bender anchors or walk-off using chimney to climber's right.
|By Russ Walling|
Nov 4, 2012
rating: 5.7 R
Neat little route on a cool feature. Don't pop getting to the first bolt or you will be a mess.