Touch of Grey
Avg: 3.4 from 13 votes
Routes in Unknown Pleasures
|Leapin' Lizards S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Oni S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Persona Non Grata S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Sharkfighter S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Touch of Grey S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Unknown 11 S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Unknown 9 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Unknown Pleasures S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|Type:||Sport, 90 ft|
|Page Views:||340 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Perin Blanchard on May 22, 2012|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionA fine line on less-than-fine rock for part of the way, with stellar stone from about halfway on.
The line starts by curving to the left, apparently to avoid even poorer rock. At the third bolt the line heads more or less straight up for several bolts, but eventually trends back to the right. The whole line is a shallow C-shape.
There is a good rest on the route but you'll have to be willing to find it. Otherwise, the sections before and after the rest are fairly sustained, with only a few shake-outs here and there.
And just when you think you've got it made...the ending section appears. As the Ruckmans say "A little harder if you're shorter."
Note that since this description was originally entered this line may have become harder. See the comments.
LocationAfter arriving at the base of Unknown Pleasures continue along a trail to the right. Round the outside corner at the right side of the first east-facing wall and head up hill a bit.
The next east-facing wall has a ledge at its base, up to which you'll need to scramble.
A Touch of Grey is the left-most route on this wall. There is a 2-chain belay anchor. This route starts just to the left of the belay anchor.