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Routes in Vanishing Point

Alpine-Moe (formerly Dihedral Dude) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Diggerdido S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dreamer's Dream S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Orion T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Phantom Bridge S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Producers, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rock Doc S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Standback S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Vanishing Ink T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Vanishing, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Werner's Legacy S,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Type: Sport
FA: Richard Rossiter, Gail Effron, Dan Hare, 1997
Page Views: 1,017 total, 5/month
Shared By: Peter Franzen on Mar 16, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Another quality route on the Vanishing Point, Phantom Bridge follows the bolt line under the large roof and around to the right of the arete and up the prominent dihedral. This route also starts at the belay anchors at the bottom of the formation. A long runner at the start of the traverse under the roof helps a lot to reduce rope drag for the upper section. Be EXTREMELY careful of the large loose block at this section as well, as dislodging it will cause it to fall directly on to your belayer! It may not be a serious risk right now, but it gives a deep reverberating hollow sound when you knock on it.

Protection

12 quickdraws and something for the anchor up top.

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This is a great route on which long slings help to reduce rope drag. It's also not too hard to back clean draws occasionally. If you're belaying from the top anchor and your second is shorter in height, consider belaying them off the anchor itself: the entry moves into the dihedral require some reach, and falls may ensue. Aug 25, 2014
John mac
Boulder, CO
  5.10c/d
John mac   Boulder, CO
  5.10c/d
Fantastic route. Very airy with great views.
Note: The climber in the image is not on Phantom Bridge. It looks like they are on The Vanishing. Apr 10, 2009
This is an excellent route. It seems harder now that a good edge has broken near the top of the dihedral, but 10c still seems about right. Sep 17, 2008
Brian Adzima
San Francisco
5.10a
Brian Adzima   San Francisco
5.10a
I had 4 24" runners, more would have been useful. Apr 16, 2007