Paddling About Variant
Avg: 2 from 3 votes
Routes in Mt. Thorodin
|CMC Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Chinook T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Fat Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|For Love of Mothernot T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Mr. Misty T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Northwest Ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Outland T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Paddling About T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Paddling About Variant T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Papal Bull T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Piecemeal T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Pope on Dope T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Tenzing's Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Thorodin Ridge Scramble T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Thorodin's Hammer S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Twin Cracks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Unknown T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Variation to For Love of Mothernot T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Zephyr, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||174 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Joe Brannan on Jul 13, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
State Park; Fee Required. Details
Golden Gate Canyon is a State Park and a $6 (2010) fee is required for entrance. Self serve kiosks exist throughout the park. Annual passes can be purchased for $60.
LocationSame start of but slightly cliimber's right of Paddling About's P1. It is left of the large tree midway up the lower face and ends at the same belay ledge for Paddling About.
DescriptionThis 50 meter pitch is climber's right of Paddling About's P1. Scramble up the initial 50 feet of class 3 and 4 terrain (same as Paddling About) to where you feel you need the rope, which is probably just above a pine bush. Heading up and left from this location would follow Paddling About. This variant uses a fun finger crack to reach the P1-P2 belay ledge for Paddling About.
Instead of following Paddling About (5.5), climb up and slightly right through vegetated terrain (5.4) to a small ledge with an obvious finger crack. The crack heads up and left beneath a small diagonal roof. Climb the crack using finger locks and thin feet for a few moves (5.7+) then complete a few easier juggier moves straight up to a short dihedral capped by a small roof (5.6). Climb the dihedral and turn the roof to the left (crux, 5.8), then follow the finger crack for 20 feet (5.8) to easier ground. The amazing belay ledge atop P1 of Paddling About will greet you. Continue second pitch as for Paddling About.
I think this pitch deserves two stars, one for the crack and another for the position.
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