The Off Ramp
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Routes in Hydrotube Area
|Type:||Sport, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Walt Corvington and Alan Amos|
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|Shared By:||Nick Isaac on Apr 9, 2008|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionStart out at the base of the Hydrotube. I generally lead up and clip the first bolt of the tube, then veer right (I don't think it adds much rope drag). Some say that a #3 Camalot protects a supposed run-out section to the 2nd bolt, but I'd venture to say that it is not that run out, and gear is a waste of time. Fun slab climbing on good edges and underclings.
A short bouldery crux is thought provoking during the last 3 (very closely spaced) bolts.
One 60m rope works fine if you lower off from the first anchors.
There is a 2nd pitch that climbs a right facing corner but I haven't climbed it. If you plan on climbing the 2nd pitch bring a small selection of gear to 2".
Walk off, or rappel with 2 ropes.
LocationStart at the base of the Hydrotube. Rappel from the first set of anchors w/ one rope or continue up the 2nd pitch w/ two ropes to rappel, or walk off.
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