RP 4 Me is the second climb right of the thin crack, Super Thin, just right of Indian Springs. The route goes up moderate face climbing towards the small left leaning crack in the upper steeper section. Additional gear here supplements bolt protection. A very fun and secure lead for someone breaking into this level.
3 or 4 bolts plus a couple trad placements makes this an excellent mixed lead. Small to medium gear protect the long runouts between bolts. Anchors are 2 bolts with chains and rappel ring.
Paul starting the upper section. The climbs meets...
Paul approaching the steeper upper section. You c...
Brad starting up PR 4 Me.
Naoko higher up starting on the steeper upper face...
Brad looking relaxed getting ready for the steeper...
Two cam placements and two bolts protect the upper...
A couple of trad placements protect some of the lo...
Naoko looking good and relaxed. This really is a ...
A nice shot showing Brad way up on the pitch.
Closer view of the upper section. A walk in the p...
|By Brad Allender|
From: Alameda, CA
Jul 27, 2005
Great route, fun lead. Without the additional gear placement it would be pretty scary between bolts. The top is pretty slopey and mostly friction holds and balance moves. The route most likely goes more to the left, but if you go a little right of the anchor there are two really good handholds. They are nice to find, especially since it is a long way to the last bolt, but the cam placement in between is solid.
Sep 24, 2010
don't miss this one.
crux at the top out IMO.