Escape from Poland
Avg: 3 from 11 votes
Routes in Incredible Hulk
|Airstream T 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Astrohulk T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Beeline T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Blowhard T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Escape from Poland T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Eye of the Storm T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Lenticular Gyrations T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Lost in the Sun T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Polish Route, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Positive Vibrations T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasil") T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Solar Burn T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Solar Flare T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Sunspot Dihedral T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Tradewinds T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Venturi Effect, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Wind Shear T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||2,963 total, 46/month|
|Shared By:||SamP on Sep 6, 2012|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionEscape from Poland is a two or three pitch variation to the finish of the Polish Route. It climbs the striking right leaning corner and roof that breaks right from the Polish Route at two thirds height. These features are obvious from the ground. The Escape from Poland is a great route that adds some awesome climbing to the Polish route.
P1:From the bolted anchor at the top of the offwidth on the Polish Route, place gear high on a long sling and down climb right into the corner. Climb the corner to a bolted belay at a stance (It is possible to skip the bolted belay and climb through the roof in one pitch).
P2: Continue up the corner and out the 'Iron Curtain Roof', being mindful of rope drag in the roof. Belay in the crack above the roof.
P3:Climb the corner to the ridge.
From the ridge you can downclimb about 60 feet to the top of the Polish tower where you can rap Blowhard with an 80m rope. Alternatively, you can either climb to top of Sunspot and rap with an 80m rope or continue to the top of the mountain.