Aging Gracefully [Edit]
Avg: 2.8 from 29 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 150 ft|
|FA:||David Monger, Doug Mericle, Gus Rodda and John Page|
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|Shared By:||Paul Huebner on Jul 4, 2003|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
This climb is located on Old People's Dome about 12 feet to the right of the climb called Creeping Senility and just to the right of the two small white birch trees. Getting to the first bolt is probably the crux. Another trouble spot is having to stretch to the right to reach a foothold below the 5th bolt. I found that clipping this bolt pulls your second to the right off of the more comfortable holds to the left. Apparently there is a horn that can be slung above this point so it may be better to skip the 5th bolt? The anchors are the same for Creeping Senility but on this climb you have a bolt just below the anchors unlike on Creeping Senility, which is unprotected on top of the arete. Double rope rappel from intermediate anchor or true summit (See description for Creeping Senility).
Ten button bolts, but the first bolt is about 15 feet up. A horn can be slung a little over half way up.