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Routes in The Comic Strip - SW Face

Comic Book T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cruising for Burgers T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Frontal Lobotomy T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Full Frontal Nudity T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pacific Coast Highway S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 165 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Mark Goldsmith & Robert Critchfield, 1983
Page Views: 170 total, 3/month
Shared By: C Miller on Jan 13, 2013
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is a seldom done but worthy obscurity hiding in plain sight.

P1) Climb up to a solitary bolt, make difficult moves past it and then run it out to a bolted belay on a dike.

P2) Head up the arete passing 3 more bolts then run it out past the last bolt to bolted anchors on a ledge.

Although listed as a two-pitch route it's very easy to combine the two into one long pitch.

To descend there exists several options - 1) From the ledge with bolts scramble up an awkward crack to the top of the formation. From here downclimb/scramble to the west down a rocky gully and then circle around the toe of the formation back to your pack. This should take about 10-15 minutes if you hit it right. 2) Rap the route from anchors after the second pitch (165')- with two (2) ropes. 3) Rap 85' from the top anchors down and right to the anchor atop the first pitch of Comic Book. From here a second 85' rap leads to the ground. This is the easiest way to go as it requires a single rope. Not advisable if other parties are climbing the Comic Book route.

Location

Left of Full Frontal Nudity on the edge/arete of the southwest face of the formation.

Protection

4 bolts (all bolts 3/8"), all belays are bolted (3/8")

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