Type: Sport, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Kelly Vaught, Frank Bentwood, Greg Epperson, Tucker Tech, Todd Gordon
Page Views: 815 total · 8/month
Shared By: susan peplow on Jan 1, 2014
Admins: Greg Opland, Mike Morley, C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Gunkswest

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Description

Starting just below and left of the predominate corner of Norwegian Wood you'll find the base and start of this experience. Opening moves over green lichen gain you the first bolt in a small right facing corner. Trending up and slightly left across a sharp dyke system and up through the face crossing over middle banding of this wall. Bolts are nicely placed with only one section through easier ground that has a larger spacing pattern. Moving beyond the 4th bolt is undoubtably the crux. Leader and three other partners were unable to make the move beyond without AO assistance. Grainy flakes and sketchy rock was not instilling confidence in any of the team. A short flared hand-crack above leads to the final and probably best moves of the entire route before reaching the bolted anchor.

Rock quality is suspect. Exfoliating doesn't fully describe the grains and large plates that are ready to detach. Belayers beware and rocks from above could be headed your way.

Peer pressure and peer pressure alone is rating this route with 1 star. Length is nice as well as bolt placement but the quality of this line is not desirable. If you're into grainy ascents thinking it's part of the Joshua Tree experience you may walk away with some satisfaction.

Location

Located on the face slightly down & left of Norwiegen Wood. Most notable by the line of 10 black hangers.

Protection

10 quick draws and your preferred bolted anchor set up (runners recommended). Bolted & chain anchor above.

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