Think Nothing Of It
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 600 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Barry Chambers, Kenny Rose, Cam Donahoo, Oct 2003|
|Page Views:||984 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Dave Daly on Oct 4, 2007|
|Admins:||M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis route is located 75 yard to the right of the 'Tollhouse Traverse' and 20 feet right of the 38th Parallel. Locate a left facing dihedral block above the climbers trail that skirts the bottom of Tollhouse.
Pitch 1 (.10b) goes up a small seam that peters out onto a steep, open slab. Two bolts protect some balancy friction moves before reaching a slanting small ledge that angles up and right. This ever thinning ledge becomes a balance act for feet as one shimmies up to a short steep face. The ledge contains a crack (awkward protection at the feet.....thin pro, #3 nut and #00 Metolius TCU). At the ledges end, commit to the face above on small flakes and rounded features. Once above the ledge, climb the slab above, passing 4 more bolts to a 2-bolt belay.
Pitch 2 (5.8) goes up 10' and then traverses out right and to a subtle corner and up holds along its outside right edge. Pass 2 bolts before getting up into open slab. Pass 2 more bolts while making 5.8 friction moves (a little dirty with lichen but will clean up nicely with more traffic). Continue above, passing one more bolt, to easier terrain on runout 5.6 slab to a 2 bolt anchor (joins with the 'Upper Traverse').
Pitch 3 (5.6) follows a ramp that heads up and left for 60' then crosses over an easy roof section (5.5) and scampers up knobs and edges. Follow a wandering crack (pro to 2") up to 2 bolt anchor. At this point, one can unrope and climb the remaining 4th pitch on 3rd and 4th class rock to the top or go directly above the bolts and climb a short pitch of 'old skool' 5.9 slab for 30' before it eases up to 4th class and exits left to summit.
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