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Hunting of the Snark, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mad Hatter S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ripped Van Winkle S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Zee Wicked Witch S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 110 ft
FA: Matt Samet
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Shared By: Shirtless Mike on Jun 7, 2006
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Thompson Canyon Details

Description

Slabby start, to a harder than it looks section through the small roof. Then angles right to rejoin Zee Wicked Witch and heads to the Jack Daniel's rest. After the rest, clip the first bolt shared by Zee Wicked then bust left through a steep section to the anchors. To the mid anchors is a good 12b.

Location

Between Rubber Mission and Zee Wicked Witch.

Protection

Bolts 15 of them, 8 to the halfway anchors. Use draws until the final run to save the leaver biners at the top and midway anchors. Skip the bolts just left and right of the halfway anchors. They aren't needed and will increase rope drag. Use a 70m rope or lower from the mid anchors.

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DaveT
Albuquerque
  5.12d
DaveT   Albuquerque
  5.12d
Fell off the top at least once after getting the JD rest! I thought the top crux was about as hard as the bottom one...but maybe I missed something. Sweet move up there anyway. Sep 2, 2013
The rope drag when doing this as one pitch is, well, a drag, I know. I had wanted it to go straight up above the belay or come in from the left in the beige streak, but it seemed like a huge hollow plate there and I gave up. Perhaps it's worth a second look, but it's been 20 years now so my memory of the rock quality is vague at best. Sep 23, 2012
Pat Mac
Tempe
  5.12c/d
Pat Mac   Tempe
  5.12c/d
Another classic on the tower. This route revolves around the crux sequence at the beginning. About three moves after the slab on smaller half pad pockets. Just make it to the Jack Daniels rest and it's over. Jul 30, 2012
Shirtless Mike
Denver, CO
 
Shirtless Mike   Denver, CO  
 
I installed a new bolt to replace the stud with the missing hanger this past weekend. Sep 12, 2011
3rd hanger is missing now. Needs to be redrilled as bolt is too small. Nov 12, 2009