Zhong Jiang Soup
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Routes in (7) Second Cave
|Box of Rain T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Dinosaur T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Grotto T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Hammer Time T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Operation Odyssey Dawn T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Purple People Eater T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Ragged Robin T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Sunshine Daydream T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Sunshine Overhang T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Zhong Jiang Soup S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Type:||Sport, 80 ft|
|Page Views:||105 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||BrianWS on Nov 8, 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!
DescriptionClimbs up the slab on the main entrance's right side (from the beach, looking in). At a wide sandy break, pull through the first big roof, exiting onto blocky terrain and continue up the corner (supplemental gear is nice here). At the next, bigger roof, contort yourself ever-upwards, plug some gear if you want to protect the slight run-out, then find some good jams, and pull the lip. Romp up easier climbing (gear is nice here too) and stay left of the last bulge.
Best climbed during dry, windy periods. The rock can be very humid and sandy due to positioning over the beach. The large holds and excellent movement makes up for otherwise poor conditions.
The route was rebolted by QX and friends in 2016 with titanium. The anchors were moved 3m lower to avoid a section of loose, sandy rock, so is now installed vertically, not straight up into the chossy roof.