Type: Trad, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: Eli Helmuth, 2004
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Shared By: Eli Helmuth on Aug 19, 2004
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Access Issue: 2021 Seasonal Raptor Closures - LIFTED For the 2021 season Details


This all naturally protected route is a direct start to the almost forgotten multi-pitch route "Boots of Spanish Rubber" established by Kimball and Suzuki in 1984. It starts from the ground just left of the Central Chimney in a small, left-facing dihedral which turns left into an undercling roof. After passing the roof on the left, it traverses right on a thin crack (#2 TCU) to reach the flakes where Boots has its 5.11 crux for a few feet. This section of Boots is rated 11 R but protects well with small cams and nuts, although it is an insecure place to stop and place gear. The route traverses left above the flakes to the bolt placed for a belay on Riders on the Storm. This bolt was replaced and given a ring hanger which is equalized with a large nut in the crack just above to make a two piece anchor for this one-pitch test piece.


Cams from #3 Camalot to #2 TCU are helpful, and this route is a sew-up if wanted.