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Routes in Rincon - L of Center Route

Aerial Bondage T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Aerial Book T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Aero-Book T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Aerohead T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aeronaut T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Aerospace T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Arete Bandit T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Athletic Supporter T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bachar Yer Aryan T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Bat's Ass Dihedral T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Brevitata T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Climb Of The Century T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cuban Bluegrass T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Emerald City T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Evictor, The T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13
Faulty Logic T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Final Eviction (aka Freeline), The T 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Fraid Line T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Kaisho T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Kangaroo Tail T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Leisure Time Arete TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Must'a Been High T 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c R
N.I.C T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Over and Out T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Over the Hill T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Scenic Route T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Surf's Up T,S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Trident T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ventura Highway T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wendego T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Windy T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
Type: Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Reveley & Davis, 1974
Page Views: 792 total, 5/month
Shared By: david goldstein on Jul 27, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This "lonely" route has three high quality pitches, all with steep crack cruxes. Receiving little to no traffic, it is relatively adventurous, with some lose rock, lichen, bushes and no chalk to guide the way.

Start on the right side of the 15' wide ledge at the base of the right side of the Windy pillar.

P1. (5.10-, 100'). Ascend a shallow, "funky", left-facing corner past raspberry bushes to a handcrack through a roof; the handcrack is plainly visible from the ground. We entered the corner by traversing right 5' from the right side of the above-mentioned ledge. Belay above the roof, in a "gully" 30 to 40 feet below an ominous looking hanging block.

P2 (5.10, 120') The book version of this route continues up the gully and under the hanging block. The variation we did avoids passage under the block, adds some difficulty and quality and is described here. The right side of the belay gully is a v-slot capped by a steep wall with a hand size crack system in it. Climb this crack system via jamming and laybacking and move back left into the regular route, passing a large tree on its left, above the hanging block. Continue upwards easily until immediately below The Trident, an overhanging block split by three cracks which resembles Neptune's handtool. When viewed from the middle of the talus on the approach to Rincon, The Trident is a quite prominent.

P3 (5.?, 30') Climb one of the cracks. The left one, looks the easiest, the right one seems to belong to the route "Variation V" while the center crack was to us the most compelling. The center crack was somewhat reminiscent of Art's Spar, Vertigo or Whiplash and though a one-move-wonder, was the crux of the route and felt to me like 11a. (Note: I'm more comfortable on cracks than roofs and found P3 much harder than P1 or P2; my partner, with opposite strengths, found P2 and P3 about the same.)

Protection

Standard Eldo rack to 3.5".

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.10c
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.10c
Great route. The final roof is a hoot via the middle crack which I kept looking up at and thinking "wow that's big" It's twice the size of Grandmother's Challenge or Tagger and bigger than Art's Spar, Whiplash or Suberb. Big. And you do go horizontal through it. For all but a short few moves you are on big holds, so it is less desperate than Art's Spar, but the crux move is hard, maybe hard for 10c, but once I found the key lock, it seemed OK. Finger strength might matter more than total power. Cool finish, but the poor rock on P1 is a detractor. 2 stars, and "s" for the first pitch. Jun 27, 2005