Type: Sport, 2 pitches
FA: George Bracksieck, Steve Sarns, & Mike Endicott, 1978?
Page Views: 10,767 total · 49/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on May 23, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project - Completed Details

Description

P1 of Centerfold takes the dihedral corner of the huge right-facing dihedral in the middle of the Wall of The '90s. The seldom done second pitch runs up the overhangs directly above. P1 is a great warm-up for the harder climbs on the wall, works well as as a top rope, and provides access to the top of Ten-Digit Dialing. For more details per doug haller: scramble up blocks and make a long reach right to clip the first bolt.  Pull and muscle you way into the corner, stemming and hand jamming your way to the last challenging moves required to gain the slab/ledge and bolted anchor.

P2 is a lot more fun than it looks, and it is unfortunate that it sees such little traffic. The climbing on P1 is generally obvious until the last move, just keep the stems going and it will pose little difficulty.

P1 also makes a nice entry to leading 5.10 being a safely bolted climb with lots of good climbing features and a crux right at the end. Stems, jams, and edges abound to make the climbing overall really enjoyable.

Protection

QDs only. This two pitch route needs 7 - 8 draws for each pitch and something for the douple bolt anchors at the top of each pitch. Double ropes rap 100 feet to the ground from the top of pitch two, or bring a 60 meter rope.

Note: this route was essentially excavated from layers of decomposed and loose rock and thus, this would NOT have been anywhere near reasonable to lead on gear in its original state.

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