Type: Sport, 75 ft (23 m)
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Shared By: J. Albers on Oct 9, 2012
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Description

'Morning Thunder' is a wonderfully continuous climb up a very nice panel of quality red granite. The main portion of the climb consists of sustained 5.11 and 5.12 climbing on fantastic incut edges and sidepulls.

Begin by working up past three bolts that protect the approach gully to the base of the climb proper. Next head straight up clipping 8 bolts before glancing right after the eighth bolt to the anchors shared with the route to the immediate right (Chocolate Corner).

The crux for most will be a sequence about 2/3 of the way up the route where you must make a series of moves using a vertical, shallow, flaring crack for your right hand before making a long move to a decent left hand hold and a brief rest - the fun part is that this section comes after you have already done several 5.12 sections!! The climbing is difficult from the moment you step out of the gully until you latch a key jug above the final bolt.

Location

Morning Thunder is the second route as you climb up the gully that begins on the far left side of the Wipeyur Buttress (the first is Heinous Anus).

Protection

11 bolts (including 3 bolts in the approach gully) plus anchors.

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