Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: FTR: John Vawter & Mark Thorpe 1973 FL: Werner Landry 1975.
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Shared By: Jeff S on Aug 26, 2007
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Start by climbing up to a thin ledge then up past two bolts to a horizontal crack under a small roof. Traverse five feet left, using the horizontal crack till you reach a vertical crack that enters the roof overhead; this is the crux. Pull the roof and jam your way to the top till you reach a bolted anchor. This route should protect well, but the leader should be comfortable with the grade. A toprope can be set up on this route to work out the moves.

Location

This climb is located on the Main Wall Center; Upper Tier Routes. Continue up past the Gallwas Crack to another ledge and gain purchase on top of a large boulder; should be able to see the two bolts at this point.

Protection

This is a mixed lead that requires small gear up to three inches and also protects with two bolts. There are also bolted anchors at the top for rappelling and toproping. Double length slings will do the trick for a TR.

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mschlocker
San Diego, CA
 
mschlocker   San Diego, CA
 
The bolted anchor is near, to climbers' left of a nice flat boulder that begs to be used as a seat. Walk up from The Blocks (way left). Apr 26, 2008
mschlocker
San Diego, CA
 
mschlocker   San Diego, CA
 
A bolt was added at the start, so now there are 3 instead of the original 2. The original 1/4" first bolt was replaced probably around 1999 and moved ~6" left, making it much harder (more dangerous) to clip. In summer of 2009 somebody decided to add a bolt below the original first bolt.

I have led this route multiple times on the 2 bolts and can say that the perfect solution would be to move the first bolt back right to its original location and remove the new bolt below that. Although chopping the new first bolt is not out of the question, it would actually return the route to a state more dangerous than its original condition.

I'm just trying to keep a record of the history here, properly repairing this route will take some ambition. Nov 23, 2009
T.J. Esposito
San Diego, CA
T.J. Esposito   San Diego, CA
gear: three draws, then C4's: #1+QD at traverse, .4, .5, 1, 2. Maybe there was a .75 in there too? Aug 6, 2012