Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||NOLS people, 1970s(?)|
|Page Views:||707 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||bob branscomb on Sep 17, 2009|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson|
The people are ornery and the land is mean. I don't recommend coming here at all. If the rednecks, miners, roughnecks vagabonds or land doesn't get ya, some dehydrated whacked-out windblown sunbeaten climber just might. . . . Sweetwater Rocks and adjacent areas require LOW-profiles and LOTS of respect and consideration. Keep all fences/gates as you found them. Do not build fires. Adhere to all posted signs. Do not drive off of existing paths (roads). Do not let your dog run around (chances are great that it'll be shot, bitten, trampled or fed upon). Do not take anything from this land. . . and do not leave anything. Good BLM quads are essential (make sure they're up to date). Granite Mtns (Sweetwater) area closures are adjustable and are done so via ranchers and BLM officiales. Great tracts of this area are privately owned; meaning that they are always closed. For example: Lankin Dome BLM as of last year was closed 04-30 thru 06-31 for public AND private lands; between 03-01 thru 04-31 it was closed on private land. So, sometimes private easements are opened, and sometimes they aren't. . . same with public lands; oh, and mining claims too! Pay particular attention to any signage and postings.
Last year, Ed DeLong, Aaron Steele and I put up a direct finish to this second pitch. Move right on the crack a little ways above the seam crux, then follow bolts up a shallow trough to a Fixx bolted rappel anchor, where the angle is walkable. We put in a rappel anchor out right of the first belay ledge as well, so you can rappel the route.