Type: Trad, TR, 120 ft (36 m)
FA: Rich Gottlieb - 1979
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Shared By: saxfiend on Jan 5, 2007
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Description

A true Sandrock trad classic, Comfortably Numb is long, pumpy and exposed. It's a great challenge for bold leaders, but many like to set it up as a toprope. A 60-meter rope is a must.

Starting in the center of the wall, climb a slabby face with little opportunity for pro; you may be able to place a tiny cam before you get to a fixed pin about 40' up, just below an overhang/bulge. Pull through the overhang on good holds to a spacious ledge and catch your breath, then head up through a shallow roof and continue up the steep face on great holds and plentiful gear placements to the top. Sit back at the anchors and enjoy the view of the valley below while your breathing returns to normal.

Location

Starts on the south side of the Pinnacle, in the middle of the face. Many like to toprope belay from a flat-topped rock outcropping some 40' above and right of the start (don't fall!).

Protection

Lots of small to medium gear (nuts, cams, tricams); one fixed pin. Open shuts for anchors.

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