Type: Sport, TR, 75 ft
FA: See Great Wall (center trad line) for history. Not sure who drilled the bolts after the early 1980s.
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Shared By: Justin Compton on Jun 11, 2014
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp, SCPC

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Slick, Slippery, Polished, Pumpy, Fun! Classic climbing on smooth red Lockatong Formation argillite interspersed with friable Brunswick Formation shale...


First Buttress, middle of the face.


3 bolts, chain anchors.


Justin Johnsen
Sacramento, CA
Justin Johnsen   Sacramento, CA  
Probably my favorite route at the Edge.

Tom Stryker with friends Moffat and Hamel first did this as a ground up trad lead - probably in the early 1980s. That surely would change the letter at the end of the grade! My memory's a little foggy about who bolted this one after these years, but I'm pretty sure they ran it by Tom before drilling. Jun 12, 2014
Nobody asked me about bolting it. Aug 24, 2014
Justin Johnsen
Sacramento, CA
Justin Johnsen   Sacramento, CA  
Oh, the ravages of age on my memory... looks like I need to dig up that thread from Rockclimbing.com and see what was actually posted there about the retrobolting.

[edit: looks like I confused that with a conversation about a different crag.] Dec 10, 2014
No worries Justin. It was X-rated in the ground up trad version, not destined to be popular that way, and too good of a route not to be enjoyed by others. Would have been nice to be asked, but so be it. Dec 16, 2014