The Fellowship Direct (aka The Mothership)
Avg: 3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, Alpine, 190 ft|
|FA:||Lawrence Haas, Casey Smith|
|Page Views:||1,158 total · 21/month|
|Shared By:||cleatis on Jul 28, 2013|
DescriptionA direct variation to the traversing 2nd and 3rd pitches to the Fellowship. Starting at the anchor of the top of the first pitch, look for a bolt just below the lip of the roof and a dozen feet to the right. Start up the slab, placing a medium sized nut or TCU to protect the belay. The first bolt should be visible now. Clip it and tackle the first roof. Climb easy terrain past two more bolts to a immaculate slab. Hard slab climbing leads to a arching roof formation. The crack may be seasonally wet, and may seep after rain, but can be climbed regardless. Protect the entry into the roof section with a large cam, and start up corner, and clip a couple more bolts. Crimp out the roof, up balancy face, to the steep and pumpy top out.
Due to its length (58 meters!), pitch changes, and small wanderings, using long runners early and often (especially under roofs) is highly recommended to prevent rope drag.