Greek Wall (Timgor Overlook) Left, Ridge Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Jim Pavoldi on Aug 16, 2020|
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The left of the Greek Walls on the Timgor Overlook has 3 easy routes on somewhat dirty rotten rock with, 2 potential lines on the face between the obvious dirty cracks. This is a dynamic and decomposing area, proceed with caution do not belay directly below.
Easy access and shady glade base and summit, as well as the chance to swim in the clear water by Timgor after, are a diversion after breaking camp or a day after exploring the slides.
Over the course of June / July / Aug 2020 major hazards, monkey skulls and loose blocks have been addressed without tools or touching trees but be careful and treat it like a remote FA. Keep lines straight even en rappel to avoid knocking anything loose. The 500-600lb key stone 2/3rds of the way up Violetta
is fine for assistance but shouldn't be used with protection as it's base is a ramp has fallen June 2021 after being used, passed, and with a surprisingly little nudge at maybe 30% body weight.
Late winter and early spring were dramatic with almost rhythmic rockfall from here to the Campground wall. A large plate nudged closer to, and over the edge of Nefeli, and with nerves shot from the dramatic loss of the keystone I am abandoning the bottom-up project and happily leaving it's designation as top-rope...
1) Low, from Timgor Island
Acquired either by boat, or by walking along the cove path from Roger's Rock campground (Timgor Island Lat: 43.79379, Lon: -73.47053) This is short walk in along the cove on a well worn shoreline trail that makes use of the Mooring Line Descent Route to overtake the hump and drop back down to the shoreline trial.
Timgor's Island allows a short walk / swim to and from the shore (watch out for Cicada Killers of you go to the Island to cool off after, don't block their holes for a nap).
The Ridge and Greek Wall Left are straight up the steep glade directly across from Timgor, bearing left is better than right if you elect to wander.
2) High, from Roger's Rock campground
Follow the cove path past Hol'ma Beer and Party Barge Ambulance, scramble up the Mooring Line Descent route but instead of going right to Timgor, go left and straight up towards the Cove Wall area. With 4th class risk increasing, you'll be passing some interesting boulders, great views of the cove and Campground Wall, and come upon a head-wall. From there either drop down to the base, past interesting boulders like the "Arrowhead Moai", or continue higher via a high-stakes 4th class weakness of 3 or 4 sternum-height shelves in the Cove Wall Staircase (not kid friendly) to set up top ropes over Nefeli and Elektra from the ridge glade (a single 50M rope will just make it to the base). Top-roping Violeta requires as a rappel as concertina shrub will prevent a rope toss from being anything but humiliating.
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