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Whiteman goes up the thin flake system until you c...
On the buttress between Guillotine and Mainliner are several flake/crack lines that are climbable. Whiteman takes the right-most of these. Look up; you're heading for the base of a beautiful, changing corners pitch.
P1 5.11c - Climb flakes and cracks, protecting with small wires and stoppers. Clip two bolts for the traverse to the belay in the bottom of the crack.
P2 5.11 - Climb the changing corners to thed top. Beautiful, thin stemming and jamming. Bachar backed off this pitch saying it needed pins to protect, leaving it to girl to do the FFA. It protects well with small cams.
Cams to thin hand size. Lots of small wires/RPs.
|By Steve Levin|
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 8, 2001
Thanks for adding this gem, Malcolm. Does anyone know if the bolts protecting the scratch-fest traverse have been replaced?
|By jason seaver|
From: Estes Park, CO
Sep 18, 2002
As of last summer, the bolts on the traverse were still quarter-inchers, but I don't believe it makes it unsafe. You can get a bomber piece at the top of the flake that you are leaving on the right, which backs up the rusty bolts. The anchor at the top of that pitch HAS been updated though, and the dihedral above provides excellent climbing. I highly recommend this route.
Mar 25, 2003
The two old bolts on the traverse have been replaced with new ones.
|By david goldstein|
Sep 12, 2004
I'd give each pitch two Lumpy stars. Don't skip the 2nd pitch which is steeper, better protected and arguably more enjoyable than the first. There is a rap station at the end of P2, but it is not too inspiring -- old, crusty slings girth hitched around wires etc; we partially fortified it but a couple of leaver biners and another piece w/ decent webbing would really help. 165' from the 2nd anchor to the base.
|By Bosier Parsons|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 27, 2005
I think this is deserving of 4 stars. Although only 2 pitches, probably my favorite route on Sundance.
|By Bruce Diffenbaugh|
Mar 13, 2008
That girl that you refer to is a five time World Champion. That girl was the first person to free The Nose. Went back a year later and freed every pitch herself in a day. As far as I know, it hasn't been repeated to this day (all pitches done free by one person in a day). That girl has been at the top of the climbing world for the better part of three decades. That girl still holds a bunch of power lifting records in her weight class. That girl only weighs about 100 pounds and can bench press 230. Can you bench two and a half times your weight? I met Lynn once in Smith Rocks. I was with a bunch of hardcore valley climbers embarrassing ourselves on Rude Boys. It's like 5.13c or something. Lynn roped up and flashed it. As John Long put it, if you went climbing with Lynn Hill, the only thing you would be good for is to hold her rope. :)
|By Drew McLean|
May 4, 2010
Sorry for not posting beta rather a question. Is this the route that Craig Demartino mentioned he had an accident on in this article this article in Climbing magazine?
|By Guy H.|
From: Fort Collins CO
May 4, 2010
From: Estes Park
May 16, 2012
Climbed for the first time yesterday. The first pitch has 2 bolts, one in the middle a little higher up from a piece in a small roof about halfway up the pitch.
The second is right before the belay. There are also two fixed wires on this pitch...as of now.
The second pitch is one of the best I have ever climbed at Lumpy Ridge. Stellar! Continue up past the shitty belay, hands, to the top of the pillar.