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Routes in Thunder Point

Center Tap Corner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sunset Arete S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Horan, Mestdagh 1996
Page Views: 120 total · 1/month
Shared By: david goldstein on Aug 3, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description [Suggest Change]

This is a decent line, though the climbing employs more face and slab technique than arete. This climb which is visible from the fence trail follows nine bolts up a broad arete past a couple of roofs. There is a hard move getting to the 2nd roof though the crux comes after the roof when the bolts switch to the right side of the arete.

Beta alert: even though the final three bolts, those above the 2nd roof, are on the right side of the arete, the holds are on the left.

Location [Suggest Change]

This is on the left side of Thunder Point, about 100' south of the fence trail.

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9 bolts.

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Vanessa
 
Vanessa  
 
I would give this route a bomb rating -- it's completely covered in moss and the movements are also pretty awkward. It definitely does not deserve any stars. May 21, 2007
Sebastiaan Zuidweg
Redlands, CA
 
Sebastiaan Zuidweg   Redlands, CA
 
Fun route, exposed, a little dirty but beautiful climb. Two stars in my book! Jun 8, 2008
Aeon Aki

  5.11
Aeon Aki    
  5.11
As this route cleans up, it will get even better. Good moves, tricky beta, and a spectacular position. Perhaps a bit over-bolted and still a bit dirty but well worth it if you've climbed out the Oceanic Wall. Get on it! Aug 24, 2008
slim

  5.11c
slim    
  5.11c
Fun climbing that slowly increases in difficulty. Possibly be a bit careful at the crux, as the rope is wrapped around the arete at a spot where it is sharp and serated. This is definitely the crux here too, with some bear hugging, slapping, and sloper pinching. Aug 16, 2010
Brent Apgar
Out of the Loop
 
Brent Apgar   Out of the Loop
 
I agree w/ Aeon. The route has cleaned up quite a bit and is actually very fun. This route legitimately goes straight up the "face" of the arete until the very top.
A little dusty from not having much traffic but totally worth the effort. Apr 26, 2014

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