Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Strawberry Hill Buttress
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Berry Nice T 
Country Quencher T 
Fine Whine T 
Margaritaville T 
Rolling Thunder T 
Squeeze Of Lime T 
Strawberry Hill T 
Under Raps T 

Rolling Thunder 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 500', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Van Betten, Steven Van Betten, Larry DeAngelo
Page Views: 694
Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Oct 2, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
The crux bulge

Description 

An elegant crack system shoot up the middle of the wall, about twenty yards to the right of Fine Whine. It is probably best to climb a short pitch up the initial chimney in order to have enough rope to reach the next belay. The second pitch follows the thin crack, makes crux moves past a small bulge, and finally passes a larger but easier overhang above. For the third pitch it is again best to halt on the top of a small pillar in the right-facing corner system. The fourth pitch is also a long (60 meter+) to ledges near the dead rappel tree. If in doubt, consider setting up a hanging belay in the corner.

The name came about when the FA party encountered a lot of precarious loose rock immediately above the crux overhang.

Location 

Scramble up the approach slabs to the brushy ledge at the base of the western wall. The route starts just to the right of the point where the approach meets the main wall.

Protection 

Std rack, emphasis on thinnish cams


Photos of Rolling Thunder Slideshow Add Photo
Climbing the initial chimney
Climbing the initial chimney
Rolling Thunder
BETA PHOTO: Rolling Thunder
The thin cracks on pitch 2.
The thin cracks on pitch 2.
The upper corner looks deceptively easy, but it makes you keep working for a long way.
The upper corner looks deceptively easy, but it ma...

Comments on Rolling Thunder Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -