Type: Sport
FA: Tom Hanson, 1988
Page Views: 1,143 total · 5/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 17, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

You & This Route


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Description

Korbomite Maneuver is arguably the best line on the wall. Thin opening moves past a seam to very shallow pockets will gain a slipery cobble and the first 5.12 sequence. Paste the feet on a couple of polished, shallow cobbles. This is a really killer sequence here and worth the stars for the bouldery start all by itself. Gain the ledge and a rest below the roof/arete system above via a big move that is a tad run out. In principle, the roof can be done in two ways and both are 5.12: using the arete and a reach around it is a bit easier than staying strictly on the face which has a pair of very thin, sharp edges. Three stars for the combined cruxes, good stone, and rational protection. This is way too cool, just jump on it.

Protection

Half a dozen draws and a rope.

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Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
  5.12a
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
  5.12a
Tom - KM was yours!!! I had Dave credited in my notes, now I'm not sure where that came from. In my mind KM has some of the best movement in CWC. It certainly falls in the top 10 in the canyon overall. Jan 29, 2002
MAKB
Denver, CO
  5.12a
MAKB   Denver, CO  
  5.12a
Tough starting and finishing moves. May 18, 2008