False Gods, Real Men
Avg: 2.7 from 7 votes
Routes in Nebel Horn Ridge
|"Space Invaders" to "Shot" T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X|
|A Quickie S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Death Block Chimney T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|False Gods, Real Men T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Grand Theft Auto? T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Jennifer's Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Nebel End T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Nebel Via T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c|
|One In The Chamber T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Over The Rainbow T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Rads For Rookies S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Rainbow Bridge T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Ruby Slipper T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Scarecrow T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Violator S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c|
|FA:||Lantz, Beh, Michael Massari, 1989|
|Page Views:||894 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Michael Walker on Oct 10, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionTwo and a half stars. Almost stellar, but the scramble up the initial 40 feet to the ledge and then the chimney below the climb are both mediocre.
You can find False Gods...easily enough because it can be identified as the steep, colorful face left of a huge Chockstone in a prominent chimney midway up the upper section of Nebel Horn Ridge. Find the chockstone by following the faint trail leaving from the Fern Canyon Trail to the Nebel Horn Ridge from behind a season wildlife closure sign well on your way to the ridge crest.
P1:Lead up a crack by stepping over from a rock and scramble past a tree (double length runner) and set up a quick anchor in the back of the chimney. Bring your second up.
P2: To reach the bolt climb on the face above, you'll need to run it out up the largely unprotected chimney to the first bolt about 25' off the deck. It might be possible to fiddle some gear, but it is best to be competent at the grade because it is easy. Clip the bolt and step over to the face on big jugs. A quick left traverse along jugs leads to fun yarding up incut holds past 5 more bolts. Some of the moves are just plain great. Find a two bolt anchor. The rap rings and slings need to be replaced.