Nerve Storm [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Walt Shipley & Kevin Fosburg, March 1987|
|Page Views:||326 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||Vernon Stiefel on Mar 31, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Description [Suggest Change]
Some routes in J-Tree are undeniable sandbags. Nerve Storm, rated 11c in the '92 guidebook, is one such route. I thought this route was significantly more difficult than Hidden Arch (11d); a similar climb. Begin left of Like My Lump in a very thin crack. Bouldery moves gain a stance where a prominent bulge exists. Very strenuous placements of tiny cams / stoppers protect very difficult moves (crux) over the bulge and into a left slanting steep dihedral where the crack widens to hands. Sustained moves (10+) to the crack's end lead to a steep face (10+ / 11-) and eventually one bolt (somewhat runout to the bolt). Slab climbing past the bolt leads to the top.
Location [Suggest Change]
Nerve Storm is on the left end of Queen Crimson Dome and visible from the trail.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Very thin cams / stoppers - brass to 2" for protection. Small to medium cams are necessary for an anchor.
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