Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Todd Worsfold and Brian Biega, 1994
Page Views: 689 total · 16/month
Shared By: Gargano on May 11, 2015 with updates from Todd Worsfold
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Fine Line is a quality route that follows a beefy dike straight up the middle of Totally Buzzed Pinnacle.

The crux comes low, between the first and second bolts, as you negotiate a left-facing overlap. Thin underclinging, body tension and creative use of the available features help unlock this fun, tricky start.

Pull onto a ledge and engage the prominent dike that protrudes several inches from the wall. Pinch and layback up the awesome feature, clip bolts when you get them and enjoy the ride!

Via Todd Worsfold (FA): "Brian and I were at Jailhouse, decided to head to Calaveras and look at some other lines we were working on in the Rainbow Arch area. The 4th class Ramp leading to the top of this line made it an easy choice for something to check out and bolt. We thought it was 11- and named it "A fine line".

Location

Fine Line is located on the Totally Buzzed Pinnacle in the Lost World area - east and uphill of Hourglass Buttress. Hike to the base of Sands of Time/Silk Road. Continue left (east) and uphill along the base of Cal Dome. Pass Hyena Arch and Rainbow Arch. When you approach the third arch begin looking for the routes. They're just uphill and beyond a large detached flake that forms a cave/walk-through at the base of the dome. Look for a prominent left-facing corner and a bolted dike on the face directly to the left. This is Totally Buzzed Pinnacle. Fine Line follows the 4-5" dike on the face.

~45-60 minutes from the road.

Protection

8 QDs.

Fixed Anchor.

Photos

Todd Worsfold
San Francisco, CA
 
Todd Worsfold   San Francisco, CA
 
FA Todd Worsfold and Brian Biega, around 1994. We named it "A fine Line" Feb 10, 2018