Walk In The High Country
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Nikki at the anchors of P1 Walk in the High Countr...
This route is a great multi-pitch traverse across the backside of Main Dome. Crosses several other popular routes, so you may have to wait or ask permission to cross other parties if its a busy day. This climb can definitely be a route finding challenge past P3 due to the sea of bolts on Main Dome.
P1-3 can be done as a standalone, topping out on several different climbs or rapping off of Easier Than It Looks anchors with a single 60m rope.
P1 (~30m): Climb the face using the arete formed by the right facing dihedral (4 bolts) to a set of anchors.
P2 (~30m): Traverse up and right across the top of the overlap (6 bolts) to a set of anchors.
P3 (~30m): Traverse across easy terrain to a grassy ledge (no bolts) with 2 sets of anchors (left is Easier Than It Looks, right is Mark Of The Beast).
P4: Continue traversing the upper shield using bolts on existing routes following a dike that angles up (guidebook says 3 bolts, 2 anchors).
P5: Angle up and right through a dish and a bulge (guidebook says 2 bolts).
Starts on the far left side of Devil's Slide. Look for a large, arching right facing dihedral that is approximately 150' to the left of Easier Than It Looks. The climb starts on top of the dihedral, immediately to the left.
Bolts and 2 bolt anchors.
Jan 21, 2014
ATTENTION: You CAN NOT rap or lower off of this climb with a single 60 Meter rope.