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Trespassers Will Be Violated
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Routes in SW Face Left (Trespassers Wall)
|Abstract Roller Disco T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Compassion of the Elephants T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Connie's Big Step T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Crash Course T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Feeling Groovy T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Go For Broke T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Groundhog Day T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Perverts in Power T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Sky's the Limit S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Skyfall TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Tin God T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Top 40 To Middle Toilet T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Torturer's Apprentice T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Trespassers Will Be Violated T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|FA:||Matt Cox & Spencer Lennard, 1974|
|Page Views:||1,779 total, 11/month|
|Shared By:||Randy on Dec 31, 2004|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionOn the large west face of Little Hunk is an obvious rising dike system. Trespassers follows the entire dike up and right to reach to top of the formation. It is easily the most obvious and compelling line on the formation and the first route done on the face.
A High School Junior named Matt Cox showed showed up with bolt kit in hand, ready to make the first ascent. But as Matt started up the dike, he soon found a bolt, then spotted 2 more. Thinking the route had already been climbed, Matt put the drill away and proceeded to climb toward the top. In the process, he kept it calm as he encountered the 10c crux, some 15+ feet out from the 2nd bolt.
Later, Matt and Spencer learned that the route had been bolted on rappel (considered very bad style back then) by climbers who intended to come back and add a few more bolts before trying to lead it. Matt's bold lead nixed thier plans for a FA.
The route was named for an old "No Trespassing" sign found near the vicinity of Abstract Roller Disco and the feeling derived from leading the route. In the 1980s, Charles Cole and Steve Anderson added a new route that crossed Trespassers (Gun Shy). One of the bolts on Gun Shy now provides additional protection for the crux of Trespassers, making it an exciting, but reasonable lead.