Avg: 3.1 from 148 votes
Routes in Glass Ocean and Environs
|A Fish Called Wanda T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Atlantis T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Delta Y S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Get the Net T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Glass Ocean S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|High Dive T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Hydroplane T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Left Tributary S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Lord of the Long Arms T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Northwest Passage T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Open Water T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Pane, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Right Tributary T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Sail Away S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Seam, The T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Thar She Blows T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Troubled Seas T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Tsunami S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Sport, 110 ft|
|FA:||Pat Contor, Gary Taylor, 1988|
|Page Views:||13,016 total, 69/month|
|Shared By:||Mason on May 31, 2002|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThis route is fantastic every time! One of the best 5.8's in BCC!!
There is a ledge about 25 feet up from the start. On the descent it is important to stop on this ledge and walk off around the side. You can NOT lower all the way back down with a 60 meter rope!!! So be careful.
Stuart & Ruckman's Wasatch Climbing Guide simply describes this climb as "Smooth as glass, vast as the ocean. The upper face is beautiful and continuous."
There are some excellent puzzles to solve on the way up, and it feels very, very exposed.
Some of the bolts feel pretty far apart as a result of the exposure.
Protection9 bolts to the anchors. Various sized quickdraws and even a couple of runners useful as the route wanders a bit and rope drag can be bad.
It would be possible to deck between the second and third bolts (but not likely, as it is easy climbing around to the shelf), and also between the third and fourth bolts (because you are basically starting over again from the shelf, and could fall back down to it). This warning is not being issued as a scare tactic, but it should be issued because the possibility exists.