Type: Trad, 60 ft (18 m)
FA: Tom Howard, Dan Perry 1980
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Shared By: Nick Stayner on Nov 16, 2006 · Updates
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Borrowed Time, a.k.a. Amputee, is the first easy route one comes to on the way up the approach trail. A short, bouldery crux involving an awkward undercling leads to an excellent moderate crack in a left-facing corner. You can place a tiny red Camalot or silver TCU to protect the crux moves, but a spot might be more in order.


Borrowed Time is located immediately after the large roof encountered on the approach. It's the first moderate-looking line one comes to. Look for a small placard near the base of the climb, which memorializes a climber who lost his life at Ship Rock.

To descend, either continue straight up for a few more moves and rappel off rings, or traverse right past a tree (you'll get pine sap on your rope) to alternate rap rings.  A single 60 reaches the ground in either case.


Thin to 2".