Battle of the Bulge
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BETA PHOTO: The first bolt and the crux area.
This is the second bolted line from the right at the Upper Wall of the Real Hidden Valley. It is a good route, but those under 5'10" may find avoiding the initial roof to be more enjoyable.
A stick clip may be useful for the 1st bolt. Pull over the initial roof (crux) to the right of the 1st bolt. Taller folks may find the pull easier. You can get yellow and orange TCUs in a horizontal. Drift right getting a good flake to the right of the 2nd bolt. Find curiously good holds that keep appearing to finish at the bolt anchor.
The crux is somewhat reminiscent of the cruxes of Rush Hour
and Animal Riots Activist
Note, a shorter climber may find it better to traverse in from the left after clipping the 1st bolt for Tetherly Designs
The rating I gave may reflect the left shoulder discomfort I've had of late.
This is the 2nd bolted line from the right at the crag.
3 bolts, yellow and orange TCUs, 2 bolt anchor with links and biners.
Jonathan Garlough pulling through the crux roof on...
Dave pulls aboard at the initial roof.
Another shot of Battle of the Bulge.
Right bolt & gear routes.
Dec 13, 2013
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Correct. Jonathan Garlough is MP user Chinos.
By Jay Eggleston
May 14, 2014
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
The roof at the first bolt is certainly the crux. The route is easier above, yet still difficult and holds do "appear" when you really want them.