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Cruising for Burgers
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|Type:||Trad, 165 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Mark Goldsmith & Robert Critchfield, 1983|
|Page Views:||179 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Jan 13, 2013|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis 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.
LocationLeft of Full Frontal Nudity on the edge/arete of the southwest face of the formation.
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