Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: 2/26/05 Clark O, Greg M, Duncan M, Aaron W
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Shared By: Greg Martinez on Sep 4, 2007
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2 cruxes


1st 4 bolts of Melting into the Madness then left for 5 more


9 bolts & anchors


You can link up with the bolts of Bird is the Word on (10-15'?)runnout ground at harder .10. The climbing between is probably a little harder than the crux of either Bird or Melting into Madness but the cool part is that you can do the upper crux of Melting after this crux. (if I remember right - it was early morning and I've done it more than one way) Again, its kinda fun to push through to the top in one long pitch but if you do this you may want to back clean the anchors of Melting and maybe the first bolt or two of Bird for rope drag, depending on your second. Sep 13, 2007
Greg Gavin
Greg Gavin   SLC, UT
one of my favorite leads on the wall. hellgate jug hauling! Dec 6, 2010