Tracks are for Kids
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Routes in Dinosaur Rock
|Big Bob Cranks S,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|Dinosaur Jr. TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Dinosaur Tracks T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|East Bone T|
|East Face Right/Dinosaur Rock T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|East Face/Dinosaur Rock T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Jurassic Park S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c|
|Milk Bone S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Patience Face S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Pink Man's Burden S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Pretty in Pinkler S,TR 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a|
|Rug Munchers T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R|
|Shaft, The S,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|South Ramps T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Tracks are for Kids S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Triceratops Tracks S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Ultrasaurus (aka Uber-Pwnage) S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|West Bone T|
|West Face [Dinosaur Rock] T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c|
|Type:||Sport, TR, 60 ft|
|FA:||unknown, pre 7/93|
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|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a fun, slightly-overhanging route with huecos on a WSW buttress of Dinosaur Rock. The rock is still a bit friable partly due to lack of traffic and partly due to its overhanging nature. It is now the leftmost of the 3 bolted lines.
Find this route by on a small steep buttress of Dinosaur Rock access via NCAR to the Mesa Trail then either hiking up the Mallory Cave Trail until above the top of Dinosaur Rock and hiking briefly down the gully between it & Der Freischutz (between 1st & 2nd strata) or hiking South on the Mesa Trail to the Bear Canyon Trail, crossing Bear Creek, and up the gully between the 1st & 2nd strata. You can see this buttress well from the top of Rehatch or Cloud Walker on Northern Dinosaur Egg. You can climb one of the sport climbs to the right of this plumb line below the anchors and set up a TR off of a 2 bolt anchor above the line or scramble/climb around the back of the formation.
The path of least resistance on this line starts as for the bolted climb to the right, then traverse left after the first bolt to the plumb line. It wanders a bit left in the upper half and then, near the top, exits off right just before the anchor. It feels 5.10b or so and is continuously overhanging. Strong climbers may find this too soft. There are some longer reaches for the height-challenged. The chains at the top are very rusty (now updated), but the bolts look ok. It is 55 feet in all. Long slings for the anchor help reduce rope wear.
Rap the route.
Addendum: in the days prior to the retrobolting, it was probably easiest to TR this if you lead Big Bob Cranks first.