Type: Sport, 45 ft (14 m)
FA: Pink L. Bear
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Shared By: Pinklebear on Oct 26, 2011 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2021 Update - reopening Details

Description

Van Damage is the second climb from the left on Frisky Cliff, tucked up high in the slot. Begin by clipping the first bolt on The Orb (pre-clip is useful), move up into underclings in the hanging roof, then head left, passing six more bolts to anchors where the wall turns slabby.

The climb follows the flared, incipient crack-like feature, and the clips are close together to keep you off the back wall. OK, it's a bit 'gym-bolted,' but you really do want it that way, and as a result you'll need to incorporate a couple of tough clips into your sequence. On the flip side, you can sit right across from the route at the top of the slot and scope out every hold!

This is great, overhanging power-endurance climbing. It doesn't really let up from the ground to the anchor.

Per Tim P: the bolt line to climber's left at the very end of the gully is an alternate start, Double Impact.

Location

It is the second route from the left on Frisky Cliff, beginning on The Orb and heading left up the flaring crack.

Protection

Seven bolts—. Pre-clip the first or even second bolt if possible. A shoulder sling or extendo draw is useful on the second clip, for rope drag.

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