Avg: 2.6 from 5 votes
|Type:||Sport, Alpine, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Mark Tarrant, Fall 2011|
|Page Views:||779 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Richard M. Wright on Sep 14, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
P2, 5.11: a tricky start gains a broad ledge at 50 feet. The block above guards the crux and great exposure on some amazing jugs. Don't fooled by the jugs, the block is steep and still powerful.
Per Mark Tarrant:
A Twitch Upon the Thread, formerly called Unknown, is the center of the final three routes on the West Sector plates between Tremendous Trifles and Manalive. Richard briefly described this two-pitch route in his post in 2011, and I will try to add a bit from a failing memory.
Pitch 1: 5.11b, 12(?) bolts, 2-bolt anchor, 90 feet. 5.9 and 5.10 climbing on mostly good stone leads to an increasingly difficult wall and the tricky crux on the arete just below the belay ledge.
Pitch 2: 5.11c, 12(?) bolts, 2-bolt anchor, 90 feet. Move right onto a blank wall and up (.11a) to a more moderate section below a band of poor stone. Contend with some crumbly rock before moving left under a large overhang and then up the final 15' of steep and exposed crux climbing.
"I caught him, with an unseen hook and an invisible line which is long enough to let him wander to the ends of the world, and still to bring him back with a twitch upon the thread." --GKC
This has overall entertaining climbing with a short section of poor stone on pitch two, 2.5 stars.
Descent: lower from the last pitch, then rappel.
Eds. This is a combination of 2 submissions for the same route. We combine them onto the 1st submission's page to reduce duplication and confusion.