Mountain Project Logo

Routes in South/Southeast (Right) Face

B.F.G., The S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Cast Away S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Flotsam & Jetsam S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Golden Stairs S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Goliath S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Hippogriff S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Medusa S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Shipwrecked S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Eric F Rhicard, Guy Agee '03
Page Views: 1,096 total, 10/month
Shared By: Jason Halladay on Sep 18, 2008
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

You & This Route


15 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-
Thompson Canyon Details

Description

Start up from a small platform in the bushes through some slightly chossy rock and over a couple of bulges. The bulge at the third bolt is a bit awkward. Above that bulge, rest up before heading into the steep terrain. Things get steeper and bit more interesting but the jugs are big up to the fifth bolt.

The crux comes after as you figure out how to surmount the bulge with a mantle-esque move. Once up past the bulge, small pockets on the face lead past a the sharp "tooth" jug and the last bolt. Finish up on decent but not stellar pockets to the top.

The climbing is fun and the crux move is balancy yet pretty powerful at the same time.

Location

This is the right-most route on the south face of the tower.

Protection

8 bolts to bolted anchor with rap rings.

Photos

Alex "Tojo" Kray
Chandler, AZ
  5.12a
Alex "Tojo" Kray   Chandler, AZ
  5.12a
IMO this route deserves way more traffic than it gets! I do think its just as difficult, if not more difficult, than flotsam. Either way, definitely worth a go when all the classics are getting gang banged! Jul 4, 2016
FA EFR, Guy Agee '03 Sep 18, 2008