Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Abel Jones, JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest 2012
Page Views: 1,430 total · 17/month
Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jan 29, 2012
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Description

Faint Horizon is an intriguing harder technical pitch that shares the same start as Man on the Moon. Just after the initial starting moves, traverse right across slab feature to a high first bolt. Be selective as you pick your way through the next 15' of climbing, as most of the rock is not that good, and the darker shields are your most solid path.

The middle portion of this route features fairly technical climbing past some interesting, multi use hand holds. A good knee bar below the chain draw will give you a bit of a rest before things start to get hard. You will know the crux when it comes, and the route is named for this thin section of beautiful stone and fantastic holds. May seem reachy, I mean, dynamic for some. As it stands it is an excellent crimp training pitch that will improve with traffic.
Get on it if you like the technical side of things and thinking outside the box! It has a reputation for shutting folks down. An onsight challenge for sure.

A bonus for this route is that it is very easy to traverse right, just below the anchor on Man on the Moon, to access the anchor of A Faint Horizon to hang draws, and scrub the crimps....

Protection

10 bolts. Bolt #7 is a chain draw, so 9 draws. 2 bolt chain anchor with ClimbTech mussy hooks provided by the ASCA. Chain and quick links upgraded to 3/8” on 12/8/18.

Location

In between Man on the Moon and Slipstream.

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Abel Jones
Bishop, ca
  5.12b
Abel Jones   Bishop, ca
  5.12b
Another great line with fun moves, this area is officially stacked! Good job with getting the rope to run smooth on all of these jj and wade, quality! Feb 4, 2012
RyanJames
  5.12-
RyanJames  
  5.12-
A downright FUN route!!! Mar 17, 2012