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Routes in Left Hand Rock
|Byron's Ladder S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c|
|Dark Days T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Gilded Lily S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Guilted Willy TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Left Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Lilies of the Valley T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|T-Rect T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Triceratops T,S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13|
|Type:||Sport, 90 ft|
|FA:||Bernard and Robert Gillett, 1990|
|Page Views:||3,606 total, 28/month|
|Shared By:||Mikelsons Mikelsons on Jun 24, 2007|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionStart below the roof on the left side of the southeast face, beneath the obvious line of bolts. Climb around the roof on the right side, then step left onto the slab. Climb straight up on thin hands and great friction for feet. The crux is at the fourth bolt. From there, the route moves closer to the arete on the left. The difficulty eases for about 20 feet then around the 7th bolt it gets steep again. From there, it's easy to the anchor. This is an exciting climb for its lack of positive hands. It could use some more traffic though, there is still a fair amount of lichen.
LocationThe route is clearly visible from the Jurassic Park trail. It ascends a fairly flat face, just left of a chimney. There's a roof right at the bottom. Descend by rappel or by lowering with a 60m rope. A 50m would NOT have been long enough!
ProtectionThis was originally done as a traditional lead. It was retrobolted to have 9 bolts to a two bolt anchor (11 bolts total) by Croy T in October 2006. The anchor has rappel rings.
9 bolts to 2 bolt anchor (3/8" x 3 1/2") with links. Recommend slings at 6th & 8th bolt to reduce potential rope drag. 1 60m rope.