The Vanishing Point
Avg: 2.6 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, Alpine, 850 ft, 7 pitches|
|FA:||Tom Kalakay, Bill Dockins, Skyler Pauli (2004)|
|Page Views:||285 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Matthew Abbott on Jul 17, 2013|
DescriptionAn interesting climb in a great setting with some pleasurable climbing on sharp pockets and crimps.
Walk up the scree 75 yards past the start to Cold-Forged Steel until you spot a little platform above the talus with a bolt up and right. Poor rock quality right off the ledge.
Pitch 1: 5.9
Climb past a few bolts through two bushes and trend left following bolts. Opportunity for gear as well. Two bolt belay on a little ledge. Rock quality gets better as you go.
Pitch 2: 5.10b
Climb the beautiful black rock following bolts. This pitch wanders a good amount so lots of runners help. Climb past a large crack/ ledge with gear and continue up to a two bolt belay.
Pitch 3: 5.10d
Aesthetically appealing and just as good to climb! Climb up the vertical black rock following bolts on great pockets and positioning. Move up and left on easy terrain to a large tree belay.
Pitch 4: 5.6
Climb up and right from tree and cross the large gully up to a little ledge with 3 small trees. There is really one safe spot to cross the gully so don't climb too far up before crossing.
Pitch 5: 5.10b
Great fun. Go straight up from belay and cruise above. Find a tree sticking out of a small grassy gully and belay off of it.
Pitch 6: 5.4
Climb grassy gully trending left and escape to a flat scree ledge.
Pitch 7: 5.5
Climb the summit tower on easy terrain and enjoy the great views.
Location75 yards uphill from Cold Forged Steel. Spot a little alcove and a bolt.
Same Rappel as every route on the buttress. Bring extra webbing just in case.
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