Avg: 3 from 2 votes
Routes in Olton's Shoulder Area
|Type:||Trad, 160 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Chris Hirsch, Taylor Lais, Jamie Coin, Harrison Teuber|
|Page Views:||70 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||harrison t on May 29, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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DescriptionA worthy addition to the moderates of Rushmore. Great "thuggy" climbing on the first pitch to an easier, but still engaging second pitch.
1) 5.10+ Climb through the first bulge and up the corner placing great gear. Once to the steepness clip a high bolt off great holds and pull on up passing another bolt and gear to the anchor. good ledge. Great pitch on its own. Gear and 3 bolts
2) 5.9+ Traverse delicately left up the small ramp using tiny crystals on the face. Follow a couple bolts passing a black knob and a small ledge until under the right side of a roof, place a piece and pull a bulge. Follow the path of weakness to the top being careful of some loose flakes. Belay up your second and then traverse to the W on easy ground to find the slung rap anchor. Some decent ride potential, but shouldn't be a problem for anyone climbing the 1st pitch. Gear and 3 bolts.
Credit to Hirsch for finding the line and Lais for such a creative name.
LocationUp and left from the low angled chimney start to the 'original route'
Look for a right facing corner that leads up to a juggy bulge in gold rock.
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