Strike It Rich
Avg: 2.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Sport, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Mark Tarrant, Richard Wright, Indian Summer|
|Page Views:||176 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||Mark Tarrant on Oct 18, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionStrike It Rich is a very fun 2 pitch route that starts by climbing Miners Delight for 3/4 of its first pitch and then branching off, up and left to the first belay. Both pitches are generously bolted, nicely exposed and pretty steep.
Pitch 1: 5.11b, 18 bolts, 120'. Climb P1 of Miners Delight for about 80', over a small roof, and then find the line of bolts heading up and left to a semi-hanging belay (100' rap to the ground). Climbing the last 40', from the roof to the belay, is interesting and positively fun. It's not terribly technical--it mostly involves working through the side effects of a pretty good pump.
Pitch 2: 5.12a, 12 bolts, 85'. Follow the corners straight up the steep wall to a nice face-climbing crux near the end. There's an .11a section pulling into/out of a dihedral at about 50', finishing at a good rest. The crux is about 15' higher and may not seem too bad if you rest long enough. The anchor is just over the steep stuff on a slab. You can lower off (a bit of rope drag), or rap, or top out and walk off the ramp system.
Strike It Rich is equal in quality to Miners, and though it's probably a little more exposed, it seems lots less intimidating. Richard deserves 99.99% of the credit for this route. He found it, cleaned it, bolted it, incurred all the expense, and did all the work(!) to get it in. I was just lucky enough to climb it and snag the redpoint. Another excellent addition to Ra.