The Unemployment Line
Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Sport, 250 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Stan Mish & Tomas Robison|
|Page Views:||1,116 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||Will Cobb on Apr 20, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionThe Unemployment Line is another great sport line up the right hand section of the Elysian Buttress. A little more traffic on this line will clean up the route a little possibly making it worth three stars.
Pitch 1 (5.11a) - Climb a short ramp with optional trad gear (Yellow TCU and/or #2 Camalot) to a line of 10 bolts. Thin, sharp edges combine with fun foot work makes this pitch engaging and in your face from start to anchors. Finish on a small ledge at a two bolt rap anchor. (~100')
Pitch 2 (5.11+) - Awesome pitch smears, underclings, and crimps past 8 bolts to another two bolt rap anchor. (~80')
Pitch 3 (5.11) - Climb up over a bulge to a nice stance, then cut up and right past several additional bolts to the two bolt summit anchor. (~70')
Descent - Three single rope rappels from bolted anchors to the ground.
LocationDuring the approach aim for a large face on the righthand buttress. The Unemployment Line is 30' to the right of a shallow alcove. This alcove has a left leaning crack running out of the top.
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