Tone of a Bell
Avg: 3.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Sport, 95 ft|
|FA:||Rick Percival & Kelly Bell 1988|
|Page Views:||2,045 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Aerili on May 14, 2008|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Access Issue: PLACING BOLTS IS ILLEGAL IN THE SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS! Details
In the early '90's the USFS banned all placement of bolts in the Superstition Wilderness. This unfortunately includes replacement of existing bolts. Violating this ban may result in climbing restrictions on this beautiful area. Please think twice and go bolt somewhere else.
Long and awesome. First half is somewhat thin. First crux lies in a left-angling traverse after 3rd bolt to a rest ledge. Feels a bit scary. Second crux comes almost directly after this ledge on some suddenly muy vertical rock. Small pockets for fingers but very thin for feet. Pull through and cruise to the top. Rap off.
I don't have good beta for finding this route. My partner and I did not enter Zonerland from the "correct" gully, and we initially climbed a different bolted route (believing it was ToaB) far up the hill from where this route really lies. Later, scouting around on the lower part of the ridge, we found it. The route faces north and lies near the southeast end of the Zonerland amphitheater. It is long and outstanding-looking, so once you finally find it, you'll probably know it.