Avg: 2.7 from 670 votes
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft (15 m)|
|Page Views:||49,544 total · 211/month|
|Shared By:||Mike Morley on Jun 28, 2002|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen|
At 5.4, The Bong is a fantastic first trad lead and as well as an excellent free-solo. It offers excellent jams and is easy to protect. The crux is a small "roof". Beyond the crux, the angle lessens and it's straight-in jamming to the top. Once on top, a large boulder sits directly in-line with the route and offers a quick and easy anchor using a section of the rope or a long piece of webbing.
To descend, walk to climber's left and downclimb low 5th class terrain with big face holds. This will deposit you about 50' left of the base of the route. Some sideways chimneying will bring you back to your packs. (Note: it might be better to lower off first-timers from the top of the route).