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The Tomahawk [Edit]
Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Bob Gaines & Steve Sutton, 1992|
|Page Views:||1,196 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Vernon Stiefel on May 3, 2003|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
This incredible 2-pitch route begins in a left arching crack about 50' left of a large pine tree at the base of The Helmet's north face. Climb up a ramp underneath the crack to the first piton. A bolt past the piton leads to sporty face climbing to a second piton (TCU's may be placed here). A difficult move past the second piton leads to a sustained and technical traverse past 7 more bolts to a hanging 2 bolt belay. The second pitch passes 9 bolts up a steep chute over "mini moguls" to another two bolt belay.
The first pitch is protected by 8 bolts, 2 pitons, a few small TCU's and one large stopper near the beginning. The second pitch has 9 bolts. Two bolt anchors with rap rings are at the top of each pitch. Make one double rope rappel or two single rope rappels to the ground.