Avg: 2.4 from 21 votes
Routes in Choss Garden
|Beata S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Benefactor, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Black Dynamite S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Bridge to Total Freedom, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Daisy S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Depth of Field S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Garden Party S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Gardener, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Mellow Gold S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Nettle S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Pitbulls on Crack S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Touchy Subject S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Touchy Tuco S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Tuco's Nettle S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Up in Arms S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Sport, 55 ft|
|FA:||Bret and Stuart Ruckman, 1990|
|Page Views:||135 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||grk10vq on Aug 26, 2010|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionIn a place called the Choss Garden, almost any route could be named Touchy Subject. A climb that only gets better with time, expect no relief on this sustained and continuously line.
Under a blanket of choss hides some very solid rock, finding whats solid is the initial crux. Sucker holds and very small crimps fill this thinning route. Start off with some small delicate moves and bust up a crack feature to a few big edges, grab a quick rest and keep going. From here a few more difficult moves lead to the real crux. Finish strong on some slightly easier terrain and gain a ledge at a double bolt area. Continue up the original line clipping a hidden pin and finish right at shared anchor on top of the buttress.
Update: A majority of the bolts on this line have recently been replaced (2012) and a newer, more bold extension has been added. It climbs up and left using a crunchy arete feature after the pin, this extension inarguably increases the rating. Finish at an updated chain anchor. Exciting!
LocationTouchy Subject is the third route in from the right on the south-end of the Choss Garden. Its the route that starts off just left of a small pine and is between Nettle and Daisy.
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