|By N. Aksamit |
Sep 25, 2012
I am trying to track down some cracks that a few of us climbed a couple weekends ago. The picture attached shows our approximate route. We combined a & b as one pitch.
We climbed to the top Beckey's/Pebbles and Bambam anchors and ventured "cross country" up and right. We eyed a reddish corner with a crack in the back of it and shot for it, crossing a couple bolted slabs. We got to the bottom of our red 5.7/8 hand crack (bottom of part a) built our own anchor and climbed a pretty nice crack, despite all the large crystals inside. It was maybe 40 ft tall.
From there we ventured to part b, a flake to a squeeze chimney to the left of a bolted line that looked like incredibly flaky and terrible rock. In the middle of the squeeze was an old fixed angle. We finished the pitch at the chains above the flaky slab climb. It took about 4 60m rope lengths to get there from the top of Pebbles and Bambam.
In the guidebook, it appears that the a-and-b cracks are in the blank sections of the topos that were not drawn. I hope somebody shed any light on this. It was fun whatever it was.
Thanks in advance.
| || |a=Hand Crack
b=Squeeze Chimney to left of bolted line
Submitted By: N. Aksamit on Sep 25, 2012