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Routes in The Thunderhead

Alice S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Arcing Arm Hairs S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Deluge S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Derecho S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Drizzle S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dust Devil S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
F5 S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Flash Flood S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
G.A.S. S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Gale Force S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Golden Showers S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
In On The Killtaker S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Jack Twister S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Katabatic Cataclysm S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Monsoon S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Nimbostratus S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rainbows in the Dark S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Reigning Pussies and Bitches S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Ripsnorter S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Smoke and Mirrors S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Spring Showers Bring May Flowers S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Squall, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Stormchaser S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Tempest, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Virga S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Zephyr II S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Christian Baird
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Shared By: Mikel Cronin on Jan 3, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Virga is the route left of Stormchaser. It was originally bolted by Mike Cronin and was recently redpointed by Christian Baird.
Stick-clip the first 3 bolts and start out with decent crimps to a hard move to a huge undercling and big moves to good pockets. You'll get a decent rest before tackling the stinger redpoint crux up top with a 15 foot salsa section going to the anchors. Excellent.

Location

in between Deluge and Stormchaser

Protection

7 bolts, open cold shut anchors

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Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
  5.13a
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
  5.13a
I was just looking at this route. It looks awesome (duh, it's at the Thunderhead). It looks like it could also link into the top of The Deluge after the 2nd bolt, the sequence looks like it would be very, very cool. Maybe a tad spicy getting to the 3rd bolt of Deluge...
Also, it looks like you could do the bottom crux of Stormchaser and then link that into the top of Virga. Depending on how hard the top of Virga is, that link could result in a hard route.
I can't wait to get back there. Jan 4, 2007
Mikel Cronin  
 
Chris
Yes I am opening up Virga the one with the Frost Power Draws (wire).
I gave it a few tries along with Jason McNabb and we got it handed to us. Much harder than Alice. It would be fun to see somebody do it some justice. I am still going to try to get the FA but now it can be kind of like a little race. A little bit of pressure never hurt anybody. Yes I did send Whoppgnar. I am not sure if you were there when we figured out the direct start but it has one now. It used to come in from Legal Eagle. Great fun all the way through. I gave it 13a. Lee did it awhile later and he felt the grade was solid. So I guess time will tell. If you come back out this year look us up. Jan 4, 2007
Chris Hirsch
Rapid City, SD
Chris Hirsch   Rapid City, SD
Hey Mike, your givin' up on your proj? Was that the one with the wire dogbone quickdraws on it? Did you get your other project to the right of Legal Eagle? Jan 3, 2007