Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Mike Cichon
Page Views: 995 total · 8/month
Shared By: mike c on Apr 4, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

Description

This was first led ground up aid/free. There are a few tricky moves in the beginning, middle, and end. There is no bolt anchor at the top, but a gear anchor can be constructed. It is a natural, thin-crack system with some tricky protection.

Location

The route lies directly between the two sport routes on the far left side of the quarry. It follows an arching, thin finger/layback crack to a low-angle seam, reaching a ledge to a short dirty corner. It is a fun and exciting trad route, easy but a little scary (I wore my helmet).

Protection

The gear is there, just a little tricky and on the small side. A little runout in the middle. If you get scared don't worry; you can clip the bolts two feet to the left on Pinkerton (3 if you like). Walk off or rap one of the anchors on the sport routes.

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Wayne Crill
an Altered State
  5.10- R
Wayne Crill   an Altered State
  5.10- R
A nice mental/facey warm-upy line with intriguing problem solving on both accounts. Too bad the sport line to the left is so close but still a fun trad lead. Probably a good warmup cliping the bolts through the middle too if one desired.

Nice work on these lines, Mike. Feb 13, 2011