Type: Sport, 120 ft
FA: Eric Johnson
Page Views: 2,431 total · 12/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Nov 24, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Promise is one route left of Beer Run and offers similar climbing in a less overhanging venue. With two very technical crux bits, one down low and one below the finishing corner, this route has some of the cooler blue stone around.

While the finishing corner is nice, it's much easier than the rest of the route and requires that you have a 70-meter rope to get down from the anchors. Many people leave bail biners on the middle two bolts in the corner and lower off with a 60 meter cord.

This route can be recognized by the giant, resting hole at mid-height and follows faint streaks and corner systems up the tan and blue wall left of Beer Run. Start as for Beer Run then move left on the ledge to access the base of the route.

Protection

16 quickdraws and a 70-meter rope. A 60-meter cord only gets you down if you lower off a bolt or two below the anchor. Beware!

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Tobin Sanson
San Rafael, CA
Tobin Sanson   San Rafael, CA
I got down with a 60m. You just need to unclip the first bolt or leave it unclipped from the get go. Jul 21, 2011
Phil Lauffen
Innsbruck, AT
 
Phil Lauffen   Innsbruck, AT  
 
This under-appreciated route is an odyssey! Get on it! Jul 5, 2013