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Rolling Thunder 

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

Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  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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With the 5th bolt clipped, contemplating the dyno ...

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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.


# 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".


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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Starting up "Rolling Thunder", just past the first bolt.
Starting up "Rolling Thunder", just past...
In the middle of the crux of "Rolling Thunder", reaching for the two finger pocket.
In the middle of the crux of "Rolling Thunder...
<a href='/u/monomaniac//105878863'>Monomaniac</a> looking smooth through the crux of Rolling Thunder.
Monomaniac looking smooth through the crux of Roll...

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