|Picnic Lunch Wall
Although this route garners a single star in the Watts guidebook, I found the climbing to be sustained and mentally scintillating on good to excellent rock. The crux entails unorthodox moves over a small roof half way to the top but there are many difficult sections beginning off the ground. Reaching the anchors requires climbing over a second small roof (10+) about 10' above the last bolt. A fall would be undesirable at this point.
The route begins on the far left side of the Picnic Lunch Wall.
Quick draws for 10 bolts to rappel anchors. A stopper placement may be possible at the final roof. Stick clipping the first bolt is recommended.
From: the depths of oregon
Jun 7, 2006
this route was put up on lead, well after rap bolting had taken over smith
|By mark d|
Jun 8, 2006
you beat me to it, tyler!
this route was put up on lead by kurt smith and thom thompson(sp?). on the same trip they put up, sole survivor, ground up as well. both 5.11 face climbs!
Apr 9, 2007
i have to agree that a fall at the final roof would be bad news. you are not only 10 feet above, but also 7-10 feet to the left of, the last bolt. i tried a few times in vain to place stoppers and TCUs at the roof (fighting the pump), but nothing seemed any better than psych pro. i left a bail biner (which stayed there for over a year) so i never found out how hard the mantle over the roof is. maybe an offset would have fit???
|By Matt Solomon|
From: Phoenix, OR
Jun 22, 2011
While the potential fall may seem scary, I caught my partner falling from a position with both hands over the last roof, and it wasn't bad at all. As for getting over the roof, there is a left hand jug undercling that allows reaching up to a triangular block. You can match on this block, move the right hand up again, and step over the roof. It's likely a 10- move which just seems harder with the fall potential. This is a really good route with a great variety of moves and difficulties.