Avg: 2.4 from 14 votes
Routes in Checkerboard Wall
|Checkmate T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Circus Finish T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Cross-trainer T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Green Thumb T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|King Me T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Knight's Move T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lone Piton T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Opening Moves T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Pawn's Promotion T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Punch In The Nose T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Queen's Gambit T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Red Squares T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Ring Leader T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Ring Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sotol Roof T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Worth the Effort T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 150 ft|
|Page Views:||1,486 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||Aaron Hobson on Feb 28, 2006|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionA mixed, mostly bolted climb offering good face climbing and an interesting overlap to surmount. The angle of the rock is just barely enough to make the tiny holds available work. It's the kind of a place where you take every mono because that's going to be the best you are going to get. It is intimidating, but in the end satisfying.
LocationThis climb is a short ways northeast of Cross-trainer and can be seen from the 2nd-3rd pitch of that route. To reach the start of the climb requires some 4th class scrambling up to a nice grassy ledge. Start at the ledge and climb an 8' crack to the slab above where the first bolt is found.
The small and somewhat chossy holds make leading this route a challenge, but it can be easily top-roped for an additional fun to be had while rappelling Cross-trainer. Just take the second two-rope rap more to the climber's right below the Lunch Ledge looking for light-colored tat found at the Checkmate bolts.
Two ropes will allow you to rappel the route, but one can also do a traversing rappel to the Cross-trainer and descend that route with a single rope. Alternatively, you can continue climbing up. Getting to the Lunch Ledge of Cross-trainer can be done following a ramp to the left and the crack above it.
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