Type: Trad, Sport
FA: Mark Pell
Page Views: 528 total · 4/month
Shared By: Mark Roth on Feb 12, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

Not really a "sport" climb. There are only 2 bolts (don't blow the 2nd clip). There are some gear placements before the first bolt, but they are not that inspiring. This is the R part, but only 5.9ish. Above the roof there is plenty of gear options (if needed). The crux is moving up to, then over the roof....

Location

Power is just right of G-Spot, which is right of the obvious Solar Panel.

Protection

2 bolts, some small gear, 2 bolt anchor.

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I put up this climb in 1994. To clear up a long-standing confusion, THIS one is called 'G-Spot' while the easier one to its left is called 'Franklin's Tower,' not 'Power of Tower' as was published by Peter Hubbel in his 1995 guide. The lower face of G-Spot was definitely serious, committing climbing with dubious small nut protection from RPs and HB Offsets. I would not object to a skilled bolter adding a protection bolt on this face if it would help make the route more popular. It would definitely make it safer. Contact me privately here on Mountain Project by their e-mail service if there are any takers on this offer, so we can discuss it. I think the two original bolts have the crux sewn up, however. Above the roof, the corner crack protects easily with camming gear up to 3". The name of this route refers cryptically to the secret undercling finger hold used at the right end of the small overhang to crank the crux move onto the upper face at the base of the short, right-facing dihedral. If you don't know what the G-Spot is, ask your girlfriend. Now does it make sense? Mar 1, 2013