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Rolling Thunder 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Feb 25, 2008

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Ed starting the crux of Rolling Thunder (5.13a)

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Description 

Rolling Thunder climbs a long sweep of overhanging stone, mostly on huge jugs, with a short and distinct crux moving from the 3rd to the 5th bolt.

Scramble up the pocketed ledges to begin. There is a bolt to the right which is presumably a belay bolt. Long reaches and a few throws between jugs lead to a huge diving board below the third bolt and a good shake. Thin crimps lead up to the base of the crux roof. A hard crank on a two-finger pocket and good footwork will get you to a set of jugs at the lip of the roof, where its reasonable to clip the 5th bolt. Throw a leg up, grab a small crimp, and dyno for jugs above. Once established above the roof, rest jugs abound. Shake out before cruising more jugs to the chains.

Location 

# 10 on the photo topo. 5th bolted route from the right end of the wall, just left of "Never Saw It Coming". Also the second bolted line right of the intermittent seam/crack of "Fujimata".

Protection 

7 bolts, 2 BA. The 4th bolt is for dogging. It would be very difficult to clip this bolt on redpoint.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Monomaniac looking smooth through the crux of Roll...
Monomaniac looking smooth through the crux of Roll...
Rock Climbing Photo: In the middle of the crux of "Rolling Thunder...
In the middle of the crux of "Rolling Thunder...
Rock Climbing Photo: With the 5th bolt clipped, contemplating the dyno ...
With the 5th bolt clipped, contemplating the dyno ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up "Rolling Thunder", just past...
Starting up "Rolling Thunder", just past...

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