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The Quiet Storm
Avg: 2.7 from 11 votes
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft|
|FA:||D.Bloom, T. Cosentino 1999|
|Page Views:||922 total, 16/month|
|Shared By:||Jason Halladay on Jan 22, 2013|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionA shaded, varied and interesting route that takes you to the same belay ledge at the top of P3 of Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride allowing you to finish on the fourth pitch of that route to the summit.
Pitch 1 (165 feet, 5.10+) - Head up crumbly rock from the left to a bolt about 15 feet up. Pass through the small limestone band into some flaring finger crack that widens as you get higher eventually turning into offwidth. A #4 camalot protects the bottom of the OW. Higher up a #5 or #6 camalot likely protects this section but if you don't care for OW, gun through it laybacking to the hand crack and lower angle terrain above. it also appears you could get a #3 or #4 deep in the back of the OW.
Higher up, pass a drilled angle in a steeper hand crack section up to a short, clean corner with thin hands (.75 camalot) crack. Punch through this into a grunty left-angling offwidth section to gain a good, sloping ledge for a gear belay. Definitely save a #3, #2 and/or #1 camalot for the belay.
Pitch 2 (65 feet, 5.8) - Continue up the corner above the ledge on much easier ground for about 25 feet. Step right and make a slabby, unprotected traverse to the gully. Continue to the top of the gully and the belay, the same belay as the top of P3 of Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride. Gear belay anchor.
Pitch 3 (70 feet, 5.9) - The same as Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride's fourth pitch. Head straight up to a good ledge, move left quite a bit, clip the bolt and make the awkward mantle move up to easier ground and then to the cool summit.