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Acme Top Rope Wall S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Agua Negro S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Before The Storm T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Betty Does Brownsville S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bilbo Surfs Galveston S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Booty Route, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Brand X Top Rope Wall TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hook 'em Horns S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Leather & Lace S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Middle Earth S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pain at the Pump S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Pocket Change S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rise and Shine S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rocket Man T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sophie's Choice S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spider's Line S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Aug 20, 2012
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

"Rocket Man" follows a left leaning line of bolts up a featured slab and pockets to a bulge. Four bolts protect the initial slab and bulge. Aim for a large polished grey cobble just above the bulge. Continue up left past three large inclusions and pockets which facilitate pulling through a series of three bulges with large, featured, inclusions and pockets. Six more bolts lead to runout, but easy face climbing to the anchor. Shares an anchor with "Tethys" & "Middle Earth," on the northwest shoulder of the Elephant's Head.

Location

Located left of "Aqua Negro" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on the east wall of The Canyon. Begin down the slope 25 ft. left of "Aqua Negro."

Protection

13 bolts & 3 bolt anchor with chains. Shares a 1st bolt with "Itsy Bitsy Spider." There is a direct start up the initial slab which features 3 bolts. Two rappels down "Middle Earth" with a 60 meter rope.
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
 
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
 
JUST BECAUSE ITS BOLTED DOESN'T MAKE IT A SPORT ROUTE.
Erik the bolting hasn't changed. Adam T. got an administrator to change the description to a sport route, because it's bolted.
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"Rocket Man" is bolted TRADITIONAL style and requires nothing but quickdraws for protection. Should one of those large cobbles snap off while you're between bolts, you're going for a long ride!
The hardware was upgraded September 15, 2017. Jul 20, 2016
Has the bolting on this route changed? It's listed as sport now? Jul 18, 2016
Adam T.
San Diego, CA
Adam T.   San Diego, CA
Why is this listed as 'Trad?' Sounds like it is fully bolted. Mar 31, 2014