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Routes in Storm Mountain Island
|Lenny's Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Amphitheater Overhang Left S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b A1|
|Amphitheater Overhang Right A1|
|Aqualung S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Big in Japan S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Bolt Route T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Captain Jack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Closing the Gap Variation T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R|
|Coco Moco T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Edge of Time T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Encore T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Epic Wall T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Flake, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Generation Gap T,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Goodro's Wall T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|La Creme De Shorts T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Layback Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Nice Little Crack T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Padded Cell S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Six Appeal S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Six Pence S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Steve The Pirate T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Storm Mountain Stupor T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Thin Slice of Time T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Unknown 1 S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Unknown 2 S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Unknown 3 (a.k.a Crag Turkey Escape) T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Type:||Sport, 60 ft|
|FA:||Drew Bedford 1987|
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DescriptionIt seems, as usual, the Ruckmans had it best, "The smooth face above the amphitheater overhang will drive you stark-raving mad."
Climb off the ledge on good positive crimps and distinct feet passing two bolts. At the third bolt there are two options...
Option 1 - bust hard left and climb powerful yet delicates liebacks up and around joining the bolt line back after a tiny roof. 12a
Option 2 - Sell your sanity to the devil and climb directly though the bolt line and make highsteps and delicate footwork through small crimps and an improbably half pad pinch. Keep it together to the next bolt. 12c - this is where the Ruckman-ism holds truth.
Follow positive but still engaging (5.11) holds to the anchors.
I'm giving it 5.12 - the Guidebook says 12a or 12c. You choose.
LocationUp and above the Amphitheater overhang on the smooth slightly over-vertical face. Several options to get to it.
1. Climb the first pitch of Encore (5.7) to the anchors below the face. 2
2. Climb the first pitch of the Flake (5.6) to the anchors below the face
3. Get your Grr face on and climb Amphitheater Overhang Left (.12e) and cool down on Padded Cell.