Virga is the route left of Stormchaser. It was originally bolted by Mike Cronin and was recently redpointed by Christian Baird.
Stick-clip the first 3 bolts and start out with decent crimps to a hard move to a huge undercling and big moves to good pockets. You'll get a decent rest before tackling the stinger redpoint crux up top with a 15 foot salsa section going to the anchors. Excellent.
in between Deluge and Stormchaser
7 bolts, open cold shut anchors
|By Chris Hirsch|
From: Rapid City, SD
Jan 3, 2007
Hey Mike, your givin' up on your proj? Was that the one with the wire dogbone quickdraws on it? Did you get your other project to the right of Legal Eagle?
|By Mikel Cronin|
Jan 4, 2007
Yes I am opening up Virga the one with the Frost Power Draws (wire).
I gave it a few tries along with Jason McNabb and we got it handed to us. Much harder than Alice. It would be fun to see somebody do it some justice. I am still going to try to get the FA but now it can be kind of like a little race. A little bit of pressure never hurt anybody. Yes I did send Whoppgnar. I am not sure if you were there when we figured out the direct start but it has one now. It used to come in from Legal Eagle. Great fun all the way through. I gave it 13a. Lee did it awhile later and he felt the grade was solid. So I guess time will tell. If you come back out this year look us up.
|By Greg Parker|
Jan 4, 2007
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
I was just looking at this route. It looks awesome (duh, it's at the Thunderhead). It looks like it could also link into the top of The Deluge after the 2nd bolt, the sequence looks like it would be very, very cool. Maybe a tad spicy getting to the 3rd bolt of Deluge...
Also, it looks like you could do the bottom crux of Stormchaser and then link that into the top of Virga. Depending on how hard the top of Virga is, that link could result in a hard route.
I can't wait to get back there.