Wherever I May Roam
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Routes in (6) Northwest Face
|Adventurous 9904 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Bits and Pieces S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Chalk Therapy S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Chalk Wave S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Confused and Disfigured S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Cryptesthesia S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Earth Tone T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Fall For Anything S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|My Little Pony S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Of Wolf And Man T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Pocket Pool S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Pony Up S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Stained S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Stand for Something S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Thieves Like Us S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Unforgiven Variation S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Wherever I May Roam S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Why Art Thou? S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Sport, 400 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Ryan Lawson, Thomas Emde, 2000|
|Page Views:||44,257 total, 313/month|
|Shared By:||Bryson Slothower on May 2, 2006|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionA good sustained climb at the 5.8/5.9 level that makes for an enjoyable few hours.
Start by climbing Adventurous 9904 which is on a large pillar. From near Asterisk pass the pillar looks partially detached.
Pitch 1: 5.8
Romp up on knobs past several bolts to the top of the Pillar and belay.
Pitch 2: 5.9
Start by leaning over the chimney that separates the main wall and the pillar to clip a bolt then step across. Climb up and left to a belay anchor.
Pitch 3: 5.9
Move up and left to a small ledge just above the belay and make an airy move onto the face. Climb up and left on knobs and pockets, airy and exciting! There is another bolted line that goes straight up a few bolts after stepping across, do not follow it. Belay at the base of an arete after about 60 feet.
Pitch 4: 5.9
Make a few exciting moves up the arete before veering right and following an edge dropping away below your feet. The climbing eases a bit before reaching a belay on a low angled slab.
Pitch 5: 5.8
Race up the slab and then finish on jugs on one final steep section of the headwall and belay.
LocationAdventurous 9904 starts about 100 yards West of Asterisk Pass on a partially separated pillar.
DescentWith single 60m rope...
1- Rappel from the perch to the ledge below. Rap to the East. Walk down hill about 50 feet and look for another rappel anchor on the West side.
2- Rap back down to the anchor on the arete at the start of pitch 4. There is another possible rap point that has more secure bolts just before the one from the start of pitch 4 however it can only be used with a 70m rope.
3- Rap down and look for another anchor on a ledge to the right a bit.
4- Rap to the ground.