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|Type:||Trad, 65 ft|
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|Shared By:||Nate Ball on Apr 4, 2013|
Bolt Failures - Donations Help Details
Accelerated corrosion that targets stainless steel bolts (SCC) has caused multiple failures, including both anchor bolts on a route that a climber was being lowered off of. Please read the BOLTS note on the main page. You can also help the cause by visiting the Bivy during your stay and giving QX some reds, whites, or if youre feeling generous, some BLUES!
DescriptionOddly enough, this route is found in the corner of the Basement, where the wall turns eastward before dropping down to the scummy pools below the approach overhang. Start just below the bolt line and move through some dicey rock. Get some gear whenever you can, there isn't much to be had. Walk up the chunky slab, with some horizontals on your right, until you reach the base of a chimney and a slightly more vertical section. Protection is scarce, so get creative. Continue up the butress which comes to a point below a roof. Old manky slings and ropes are your anchor here. Thread the rap ring and get off this rig.
Not recommended for new trad leaders. Protection is scarce and finicky.