Type: Sport, 160 ft, 2 pitches
FA: James Garrett and Patrick Maloney, 28 May 2008
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Shared By: James Garrett on May 29, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This is the first bolted climb to appear on The Sea Of Glass Wall. As Pat was one of the first climbers on this crag, we were both very impressed that this fine and fun (and mostly blank) right line had yet to have its flanks developed! The first 6 bolts were drilled on lead, but both of us felt the Ravages Of Time (which subsequently results with decreased boldness?) coaxed us into completing the drilling from above. Maybe too, hooks skittering off of the glass like quartzite had something to do with it, as well.

A very unique route with pockets and edges on excellent rock located on the steeper and smoother and crackless wall to the right of the pre-existing trad climbs SEA OF GLASS and GLASNOST.

This climb will prove popular if one is able to combine with other climbs in the area to compensate for the heinously steep grovel to the Mule Hollow Wall. Why don't climbers like zig zag type trail approaches? It's a burner, or again, maybe we were just feeling the Ravages Of Time?

Pitch #1: Follow about 10 bolts up the face to a two bolt belay. 5.9, 30m

Pitch #2: Up and left to a shallow hole past a few bolts then straight up to the final belay ledge. Adds more, but less spectacular, climbing to this unique climb. May be linked to first pitch for a longer climb. 5.7, 15m.

Location

Rappel the route with one 60m rope.
Ravages Of Time starts up the shiny glass-like wall in front of a huge Doug Fir tree. The tree does not interfere with the climb at all.

Protection

QDs and a #2 or #3 Camalot may be useful near the top of the pitch.

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