The Rolling Stones
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|Type: ||Trad, 3 pitches, 540 feet, Grade III|
|Consensus: ||5.9 [details]|
|FA: ||Paul Ross Andy Ross Shingo Ohkawa (var leads) 03/22/2012|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Submitted By: ||USBRIT on Mar 29, 2012|
BETA PHOTO: A)Rolling Stones.540' 5.9
Dedicated to still the best rock group on the planet.From Two Finger Canyon walk about 20 mins north. See topo's .After P1 the rock and climbing is excellent.
P1)Head up towards the shallow groove with two pro bolts at about 60'up in the dark rock to protect moves into the groove. Then straight up to small but thick pine tree belay below the right trending weakness.140' 5.8+.
P2)Climb into the fault line past a bolt at 15'. Continue up the line trending right ,using cams and wires and a total of five bolts to a good stance and double anchors below a perfect rippled slab.200' 5.9.
P3)Straight up from belay and superb climbing trending right past six bolts to double anchors 20' below the massive ledge system. Declared top of route.200'5.7.
Descent. Rap to top of P2 then one long careful rap to the ground.
About 20 mins hike north from the camp at Two Fingers Canyon ... See topo's.
Cams 1/2" to 3". Wires. Two 60m ropes
BETA PHOTO: Tele photo from Two Fingers.A) Crusade.1310' 5.9...
Paul starting P1 .Just below bolt placements
Paul higher on P1
Andy staring P2
Andy higher on P2
Oop's its The Rolling Stones. Heads Up!
Andy at the belay P2
View from top of P2 looking north
Shingo following P2
Shingo arriving top of P2
Shingo starting P3
Andy keeping an eye on.
Andy following P3.