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Power Grid [Edit]
Avg: 2.5 from 50 votes
|Type:||Sport, 60 ft|
|FA:||Jeff Constine, Bill Leventhal '02|
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|Shared By:||Ryan Kelly on Jul 30, 2007|
|Admins:||jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Access Issue: New Access Difficulties Details
A new fence laced in razor wire has been erected on the far end of the dam where you used to hop over. Skirting around is a trivial matter, but I'm unsure how the message should be interpreted. There are no new signs indicating closures, and you can still hike over from Stumbling Blocks/Ghetto Wall. If anything the fence is going to have more of an effect on the hikers trying to do the loop than the climbers. On the plus side, I've never seen it so empty at this area.
A fun route for the grade. Start up some large juggy huecos to a small chimney. Exit left out of the chimney sooner than you think to a couple blind jugs around the corner. Continue up slabby face climbing to the anchors.
The left-most route on the wall (on Power Wall), traverse about 5 feet over the water pool to a small ledge. Although not required, there is a low first bolt that the belayer can tie into and set a hanging belay over the water. This allows the climber a bit more room to move around and makes belaying easier.
6 bolts + anchors. All good bolts, well protected. Open shuts at top. A little bit of wandering and being over the water make this route a bit more difficult to top rope. Its best to do it in pairs with a leader and a second.