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Airstream T 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Astrohulk T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Beeline T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Blowhard T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Escape from Poland T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Eye of the Storm T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Lenticular Gyrations T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Lost in the Sun T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Polish Route, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Positive Vibrations T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasil") T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Solar Burn T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Solar Flare T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Sunspot Dihedral T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tradewinds T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Venturi Effect, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Wind Shear T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 1200 ft, 10 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Johnny Copp (first 4), Nils Davis and Brent Obinger
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Shared By: SamP on Jul 1, 2013
Admins: Chris Owen, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

A badass route put up by some badass Sierra crushers! It offers classic Hulk crack climbing, challenging face climbing, stemming and an awesome dead point move to exit the crux dihedral. We'll also mention a little "tread lightly" climbing on some hollow flakes that felt relatively safe, as it is protected by well placed bolts.
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Here's an article by Nils about the first ascent:
alpinist.com/doc/web07f/new…

Location

Eye of the Storm starts between the Venturi Effect and Tradewinds but traverses right past Tradewinds on the bivy ledge and climbs the upper headwall between AstroHulk and the Red Dihedral.

Protection

The suggested rack on the topo is pretty right on. We took two #2 camalots and were pleased.
Oh, also, we thought you could place a couple offset cams if you brought them. Maybe blue/green, green/yellow alien sizes.
A nice route with some quality pitches. Over all its not the best route on the Hulk but it certainly deserves more traffic. I think some of the pitches would clean up really nicely with a few more ascents making the route much better. The crux pitch is awesome and very thoughtful, good old "5.12" seems right on. Just before the last 5.10 pitch its very easy to traverse left to get to the Venturi rappel route. Jun 8, 2014