Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Hailstone Rock

Close Encounters (of the bird kind) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Coronor S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Doc's Holiday T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Doppelganger S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
East Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Extra Terrestrial Intelligence S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Hail Fire S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hailstone Arete S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hailstone Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rocket Ride S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Eric Berghorn, Andrew Berge
Page Views: 542 total, 13/month
Shared By: Eric Berghorn on Jul 19, 2014
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

You & This Route


6 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-

Description

Scramble up and left of the belay on a low-angled ramp before clipping the first bolt in a short corner (25 ft.) The route traverses up and right to a good stance before ascending a vertical face. The finish is a tad bit exciting as you climb above the void, moving carefully to avoid the reverse rocket ride.

Location

The left most route on the west face of Hailstone Rock. Belay directly beneath the anchor, 30 feet up the slope from the tree which shades the start of Hail Fire and Close Encounters. The anchor is a Fixe chain/ring lower off.

Protection

5 Bolts to chain anchor. It is possible to top out on the formation where the Original Bolts placed by Ken Stanton (25 yrs. old) are in place. These bolts were installed during the FA of a devious overhanging corner/crack system just around the arĂȘte to the right of Rocket Ride.

Photos

grabski
N California
 
grabski   N California
 
A bit dirty and chossy. Pulled off two loose blocks the size of a shoe, and several smaller pieces. Counter to my typical feelings, it would be nice if there were a little more traffic here to clean it off. Jan 11, 2016
Ed Henicle
Santa Rosa, CA
Ed Henicle   Santa Rosa, CA
Fun balancey moves. Great route guys! Oct 26, 2015