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|Type:||Trad, 35 ft|
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|Shared By:||Nate Ball on Dec 24, 2014|
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!
DescriptionSketchy rock and sketchy gear make this an incredibly exciting moderate. There is reliable gear when you really need it, but this route is not for the fainthearted 5.7 climber.
Start up the left-trending flake using small protection. Make a sketchy mantel onto the top of the block. The angle starts to kick back, but you have huge holds as you step right across the horizontals. Wrap yourself around the refrigerator, finagle some protection, then step back left. Pull through to big jugs on the platform above. Don't fall. Belay on solid gear in horiztonal.
Descend from anchor above and left, or keep going straight up for a second pitch of slightly harder climbing on the golden face. Small cams recommended for this.