Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Alan Nelson and Ken Trout, 1992
Page Views: 3,942 total · 17/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on May 13, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

Schwing Salute begins about 100 foot uphill from the black water streak and Psycho Hose Beast, approximately 50 feet right of the overhang area with Monkey See Monkey Do. The climbing on Schwing starts up in the grey rock where a band of pegmatite crosses horrizontally. Pull up to the first clip on some interesting quartz edges. After several clips, a thin series of horizontal seams delivers the crux at middle 5.11 climbing. It is a bit reachy and a bit thin, but it is a very cool series of moves in the crux. The route feels a little spacey after stepping above the crux seam, but the climbing settles back to 5.9/5.10 moves.

Its good continuity, fun moves, and excellent stone are worth the double stars. This is another fine addition from the Master of Clear Creek, Alan Nelson. The man must be crazy, he just never stops.

Protection

QDs only. This 70 foot route needs six or seven draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

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