Natural Born Topropers
Avg: 1 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, TR, 50 ft|
|FA:||D. Redosh, LP?|
|Page Views:||1,337 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Jan 14, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a short but fun TR in the right Quarry area. Doug found it. The climbing is more interesting now that a few big blocks were cleaned. It is a bit less solid at the top, but you get a nice mantel & a cool toe hold in the middle.
Still, there is dirt and lichen that may lead to whining, but there are some interesting lines over here, especially that El Matador-like double dihedral.
Thinking about this a bit more after cleaning it, it could be lead. There is a spot for a small (blue or green Alien) right below Doug's foot in the photo, and then a #1 and/or #2 Camalot in that foot hold up and right from Doug in the photo, but it would be R at least.
LocationThis is about 200 yards to the right of The Mummy. This is probably the 2nd leftmost climb in this right Quarry area.
ProtectionWhen it was first climbed, you could use probably like 30+ foot of sling to get that big chunk of rock up there, then a couple #2 Camalot and a #1 Camalot placement up there, and about 12 feet of sling to extend over the edge.
Now, with the bolts on the adjacent Holy Mackerel and Hairless Dog, you can clip 5 bolts to make this a retrobolted sport climb.
If you want to climb this as a trad climb, ignoring the bolts, you can use 2 green Aliens, 2 yellow Aliens, a red Alien, and a #2 Camalot. Done this way, the first piece comes after you make a challenging move.