Type: Sport Fixed Hardware (4)
FA: David Houston & Kirk Petersen 1986
Page Views: 1,079 total · 5/month
Shared By: David House on Feb 14, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route ascends the 3rd fin from the left to the 1st belay on Highway of Diamonds. Follow the left of two aretes off the ground to the roof. Step onto the left (north) face of the arete and up the short crack. Tiptoe up the thin face crux moves past two bolts and on up to the belay. Rossiter gave this an S which is probably due to my height which led me to space the bolts out pretty far at the crux. Next time I go up there I'll hang a short chain on the last bolt for easy clippage.

Protection

Two bolts on the lower arete, two bolts on the upper face, a med-large stopper handy for the crack at the transition

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David House
Boulder, CO
  5.11b/c
David House   Boulder, CO
  5.11b/c
I left a wire draw on the third bolt last weekend, but it still seems run out to me now. I guess 16 years and 30 pounds does make a difference. I used a large stopper in the crack between the 2nd and 3rd bolts which looked pretty solid. I'd have no objection if someone wanted to add a bolt. Aug 26, 2002
Adam Brink
on the road
 
Adam Brink   on the road
 
I got on this route yesterday (9/6/02) and found it to be an Eldorado gem. It has masterful slab climbing with a stunning postion. Though the crux is runout that only made it better. Please, don't add any bolts to this line. It is perfect as it is. An extra bolt would only cheapen an ascent. Sep 8, 2002
Scott Bennett  
5.11b
Great route! Similar in style, difficulty, quality, and excitement to Aerospace. I don't think it deserves an "R" rating, although a fall getting to the third bolt could suck (you wouldn't deck, but the slabby arete below could make things awkward). The gear between the 2nd and 3rd bolt is bomber, I used a purple Camalot.
I did the whole thing as one pitch, up to the bolts atop the fin, which was great.
Rack: Single set of cams to #1 Camalot, some med/lg stoppers, a few long slings.

-Scott Oct 19, 2009