|Smooth Sole Wall - Right Side
This face route has a serious runout above the first bolt. To descend, rappel 90 feet from an anchor at the left end of the ledge. It is in the sun all day.
3 bolts, one or two longs slings, and some gear for the belay
|By Adam Stackhouse|
Jan 11, 2007
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b R
Fun continuous, with a knob or two to sling for pro. There are a couple of great rest stances on this to contemplate the up coming moves. This was one of my early leads, and being weened at J-Tree, I thought the runout nature of this route was par for the course. It was only after revisiting this several years later was I a bit proud of this ascent during my adolescent days of climbing. Great climb.
|By Bruce Diffenbaugh|
Mar 27, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
This route is one of my favorite climbs on this wall. Makes you think. Very cool. I disagree with the R rating. No ground fall the pro is where it needs to be. In fact there is only one R rated route on this wall. and it is B.O.T.B.
From: Visalia, Ca.
May 2, 2008
Agree with Bruce
|By Brandon R.|
From: San Mateo, CA
May 19, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R
Did the straight up variation at the second bolt, which got me stuck for awhile in a wide stem on sloped holds. Very cool finishing move to the gigantic knob. This climb would fit my definition of an R rating though, and I don't think the runout on BOTB is all that bad, considering how easy it is.
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jul 14, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R
I don't think BOTB is R. However, this route, Mickey Mantle and Howard's Fifty Footer - yes.
|By John Long|
Jul 20, 2011
This was one of the first new routes I ever did and all the way up Gib and I were wondering if I was doing things correctly. There's a giant knob on top I thought might break and I took forever cranking over on it. Exciting times.