Type: Sport, 105 ft
FA: Jared Hancock, Tim Yates, Rick Weber - 2004
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Shared By: saxfiend on Oct 24, 2009 with improvements by Doug Foster
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Great climbing that never seems to quit. Soft for the grade, Boltergeist makes a terrific choice for a leader's first 10b.

Thin moves at the start make stick clipping a prudent choice. Climb on good edges and ledges past several bolts and a bulge to a nice rest ledge. Continue up the face to more purely slabby climbing at the finish.


Starts on the face just right of Shock and Awe.


13 bolts, bolted anchors.
Mark Kauzlarich
Mark Kauzlarich   Brooklyn
Great climb up until right before the top. Its got a really slabby start, big jugs, a weird parallel double hand crack near a bolt thats interesting, just a lot of fun. Then it kind of just slopes off to a whimpering finish. Still gave it 4 stars though, just because, it felt pretty awesome. Apr 3, 2010
Ryan Justen
St. Paul, MN
Ryan Justen   St. Paul, MN
very well, if not too well protected. great for beginner 5.10 leaders Jul 11, 2010
Gif Zafred
Pittsburgh, PA
Gif Zafred   Pittsburgh, PA
Best route in the area. Long, moderate, and fun! Nov 30, 2010
S. Neoh
S. Neoh  
Great route. Arguably, the crux is before the first bolt, especially if the start is not dry. Then again, there are several more 5.10 moves sprinkled throughout this long climb. Oct 17, 2011
Matt Roberts
Columbus, OH
Matt Roberts   Columbus, OH
Not 120', more like 100'-105'--we climbed this with a 60m rope and had about 6' or so to spare after lowering.

Agree with Mark above, though. I really felt it should've probably ended at the final bolt--though the view wouldn't be quite as nice. Oct 1, 2012
John Gassel
Somerville, MA
John Gassel   Somerville, MA
I thought this was a great route. It's long, interesting throughout, and has a good view from the top-out. You can get down with a 60m no problem. Jun 4, 2014
Stephen Montgomery
Washington DC
Stephen Montgomery   Washington DC
Loved the route! But to say the crux is below the first bolt is deceptive. Id say that the crux is at the sixth bolt with the parallel cracks. I pulled the bulge over the cracks and then clipped but it would be smart to clip then go as falling could result in decking on a ledge. Aug 9, 2014
Mike Bonvino
Nevada City, CA
Mike Bonvino   Nevada City, CA
Late afternoon sun was great for our 50 degree April day. Apr 3, 2016
Jacob Sustrich
Jacob Sustrich  
Long and easy. Definitely not 10b. Bottom is very wet after rain May 31, 2016
Jared Hancock
Travelers Rest, SC
Jared Hancock   Travelers Rest, SC
Originally had 9 bolts. 4 were added after the first ascent. Oct 21, 2017
Ma Ja
Red River Gorge
Ma Ja   Red River Gorge
.9+ at best. Not a single hard move on it. The crux is literally the first move off the ground. 10b for this wall maybe, but don't get your hopes up climbing any other 10b if you get this one. If you think youre a 10b climber after this, walk over to Techtonic Wall and try "A Tall Cool One" (.9+) and report back. Balancey would be the best way to describe it. Apr 4, 2019