Avg: 2.9 from 19 votes
|Type:||Sport, 100 ft|
|FA:||Richard Wright, October, 2000|
|Page Views:||1,361 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Richard M. Wright on Apr 5, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
The Bruise Collector begins in the light, tan colored rock in the center of the TBB formation. It is just to the right of the TBB slab and directly above the steep gully. It has a good flat stance for belay. Don't be fooled. This route, originally imagined as a warm-up, is much harder than it looks. At 75 feet, The Bruise Collector can fork right for an easier finish or left for a second 5.12b crux that finishes up a narrow groove/dihedral with a roof move that gets you into the dihedral. The anchor on the right is shared with Europithicus. The main crux comes somewhere near 65 feet and involves some awkward moves around very blank bulges and felt 5.12b to me (this rating may come down if consensus demands). Overall, The Bruise Collector felt very "Rifle-esque" with lots of body position and awkward stances. Two stars for the climbing moves, the overall rock quality, and the relentless pump. There is a section of loose-looking rock at about 60 feet that is left of the actual climbing. But it is still worth watching out; someone could bail out here for a chill before the crux.
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