Storm Riders (aka The Answer)
Avg: 2 from 3 votes
Routes in No Place Like Dome
|Honey T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Question, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Storm Riders (aka The Answer) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|There Is No Place Like Home T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R|
|Welcome To Rondoland (aka Glenda's Crack) T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R|
|Type:||Trad, 60 ft|
|FA:||Rex Pieper & Doug Benner, November 1989|
|Page Views:||90 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Rex Pieper on Sep 29, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionDoug and I climbed this in threatening weather. Exiting from the dihedral was a flake of rock that was a perfect handhold to help pull you out. When exiting, I pulled on that flake and it came off (I have some before/during/after pics of the FA). I don't believe that it was climbed prior to our ascent as this flake would obviously have been touched prior, had the route been climbed. Thus I dispute the "Answer" FA claim. If the "Answer" team can show me photos of that flake there during their ascent...I'll acquiesce and accept their claimed FA and name.
And as a historical sidenote, it was my name that stuck to this formation and have always thought it one of the better names I came up with. I only wish it was a better "dome." Haha.
We climbed "Storm Riders" to explore elements of the formation for other ascents and walked off to the west.