Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 300 ft (91 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Matthew Morriss, Jack Lazar|
|Page Views:||749 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Morrismc on Jul 18, 2014|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
A pair of golden eagles regularly nest on Bridge Creek Wall. When in effect, starting January 1, PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB or travel within 1/2 mile of Bridge Creek Wall. As a reference, the climb Condorphamine Addiction is just outside of this 1/2 mile buffer, and is OK to climb still. The closure extends through August 15, but there is active monitoring to determine if the seasonal closure can be lifted earlier.
In 2014, there was an active pair of peregrine falcons at Snow Creek Wall, but no official closure was put in effect due to the location of the falcons. The site will be continually monitored with changes or removal of closures updated as necessary.
The Molar may be a better name for it.
P1: 5.6 approach pitch. Puts you at the bottom of the tight corner that finishes in an overhanging, flaring tight hands crack. Great stance to belay from at the top of pitch one.
P2: 5.11+ C1. Follow the corner up until the climb keep steepening, eventually the going gets tough and either super man pull your way up on flaring tight hands through what may go at 5.12 and catch the first knuckle bad finger lock with your left hand or do what I did and stand up on a nut until it allows you to gain enough purchase with your left hand to beached whale your way up to a great belay ledge.
P3: 5.7ish. Clamber left between rock and tree and then turn right up and between the rocks (caving) until you reach sandy flat spot, you can unrope here and keep going up the ridge or drop off to the east and descend down our rap anchors.
At the top of whereever you want to stop climbing (or the top of pitch 3), rap to the east and scramble down the ridge making a few 35 m raps that end in a scramble down to the bottom of the condor buttress. When in doubt, keep heading to skiers right back to the west. There are lots of trees to rap off of
Not fixed gear on the way up, our slings on the descent should still be in place (1 single 70 m should do)