Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Brian Shelton, Mark Tjaden, August ‘04
Page Views: 1,490 total · 14/month
Shared By: Bill Olszewski on May 3, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

This climb consists of very thin climbing and smearing on a rather steep section of wall. As with many of the climbs on the Whale, this one wanders a bit, back and forth past the bolts. The third bolt protects the crux and the route is well-bolted. The top out is on easy ground and goes to a two bolt rap anchor.

Location

Near the center of the wall. This is the route immediately to the right of The Thin Line, which is easy to find due to the thin white line mineral deposit that gives the route its name.

Protection

5 bolts, bolted anchor.

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Ed Krejcik
Broomfield, CO
  5.10b
Ed Krejcik   Broomfield, CO
  5.10b
Maybe it's me, but I thought this was harder than Tava on Solar Slab. The crux seems a little thinner and balancy, but Tava may be more sustained? Not that either are that long. Oct 5, 2014
Cody E
Colorado Springs, CO
Cody E   Colorado Springs, CO
Like the description above, I think this route really wanders left/right of the bolt line. I tried running straight up and stalled out (was also pumped from climbing all day, and purposely was trying to not to wander to far right/left from the bolt line). A fun and tough climb I'll return to tick off another day. Feb 4, 2015
mnsiebs  
December 29, 2017: take care at bolt #2. There's about a finger's-width of space between the hanger and the rock on the top side of the bolt. Dec 30, 2017