Type: Trad, Sport, 75 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Bruce Burgess, Sam Stevenson - 1989 FFA: Bruce Burgess - 1991
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Shared By: Ben Sachs on Jun 13, 2010
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

Very cool overhung dihedral. Both technical and powerful. Small crimps, but fancy footwork keeps you from pulling too hard on them. This route used to be 12d, but holds have broken and I think consensus is 13a now. Rarely done 2nd pitch climbs short dihedral to the right on gear at 11b.

Location

Right end of Lower HB

Protection

5 bolts. This route was recently rebolted (not by me) with stainless hardware. No more cruxing over rusty self-drives from the 80's. A bolted anchor was also added for the 1st pitch. A fixed nut (#8 BD) used to protect the finish but is not needed with the new anchor and has been removed. Bring one if you are sketched by the 3 moves of 5.6 that it protects (still not a ground fall).

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Ben Sachs
  5.13a
Ben Sachs  
  5.13a
I hear the bolted anchor got removed. Now instead of maybe 4 ascents per year this will see 0 as it has for the previous decade. I guess this is what the FA party wants. Glad I got to send before it happened. Oct 26, 2011
nbrown
originally WNC, now Broomfield
nbrown   originally WNC, now Broomfield
A new and very steep variation second pitch/link-up has been established through the steep wall directly above the first pitch corner. It's listed as King Of Kings roof finish and worth doing if you like roofy climbing. Jun 22, 2012
Abel Jones
Bishop, ca
 
Abel Jones   Bishop, ca
 
Keep stemming higher! The anchors were gone but it was easy to down climb back to the top bolt and lower on someone's leaver biner. There is a fixed nut now but it is a drag to lower off of. It would be cooler to continue and link it in to the second pitch. Aug 17, 2012