Highway To Hell
Avg: 3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 80 ft|
|FA:||Eric Janoscrat and Cal Swoager - 1980s|
|Page Views:||403 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Andy Weinmann on Nov 16, 2012|
|Admins:||Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath|
DescriptionClimb up the face to a right-leaning crack and your first pro. Move up to the overhang and spend some time getting good gear. Now the fun begins. Pull the small overhang and move up the somewhat slabby face to the first bolt. Continue up on small, sharp, but positive crimps and edges to the 2nd bolt. Move up left (staying left seemed harder but there's a pro placement there) on very small edges and then trend back right. Once you find a hold about 2 finger-pads wide you're nearly there.
This route is very sustained once past the overhang. Big fall potential if you miss the pro placement after the 2nd bolt. That said, the moves are beautiful and the crimps/edges are very positive. 5.10a is probably conservative...it's just 5.10-hard.
LocationBroadway Ledge, above the Lower Broadway Chimney and just below the Upper Broadway Chimney. Locate a clean, white 'highway' up the face surrounded by lichen. You can setup a top-rope on it, accessing it from P2 of Old Ladies Route.
Protection2 bolts about midway through (bolts are newer...not button-heads or 1/4 junk). First pro placement is about 15ft up. At the small overhang you can also get a couple pieces of pro. Then nothing till the bolts. There is one other pro possibility on the left after the 2nd bolt. Take tri-cams black thru red and no gear larger than 1.25 inches (BD .5).
Cold, steely determination and focus is required.
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