Type: Trad, 110 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
Page Views: 374 total · 3/month
Shared By: Nick Stayner on Oct 25, 2007
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

Fun climbing, if a bit lichen-covered in top. The pitch lacks a description in Shull's select guidebook and thus suffers from relative obscurity. Look for it on the topo, though.
P1- Climb Hindu Kush's first pitch. 5.8, 60'
P2- From the belay anchor, head straight up to a left-facing corner/roof. Continue up this main left-facing corner to the top of the cliff, and top out near KB Capers's topout. It's really more like Hindu Kush's direct finish. 5.10-, 110'

Location

Route starts on the top of P1 of Hindu Kush.

Protection

Standard Shiprock rack (set of stoppers, double cams from 00 TCU-.75 camalot, 1 ea. #1/#2 camalot)

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Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
No comments on this? I am curious. It's the more elegant way of finishing Hindu Kush. Would like to know how safe/fun this line is. Sep 16, 2017
Matt Westlake
Durham, NC
  5.9-
Matt Westlake   Durham, NC
  5.9-
Russ, it's a decent alternative and not too difficult. Going straight up from the belay is a bit unprotected if I recall but you can dodge a little left and get gear then get over the roof (easy) then go back into the corner out right as in the picture. Going direct is a bit more like the KB Capers crux but with a smeary foot - probably a higher penalty for failure that way. Above there's a bit more excitement near the top as you traverse rightward from that corner under a sizable roof. A little thin but nothing get super worried about. Sep 16, 2017