Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Mike Anderson, April 2015
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Shared By: Mike Anderson on Jul 13, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a face climber's dreaming, climbing an impeccable swath of stone up Thunder's tallest wall. The climbing is continuous for the first fifty feet or so with a gradually building pump. Bring your tight shoes, strong fingers, and great footwork!

The route starts just left of the large, charred ponderosa and heads up a clean, intimidating face. The first few bolts will ease you into what becomes sustained difficult, thin face climbing for 4 bolts or so. The climbing is well-protected through the crux face climbing. After fifty feet or so, the route merges into the Schmausser Traverse at a prominent flake, clipping its last bolt, and joining it to the lip of the wall. Lower from nice long chains with fixed biners (they aren't booty, please leave them in place).


On the Brown Wall, this is just to the right of The Schmausser Traverse and left of the large, burnt tree at the base of the wall.


Eight bolts, then about 3 small cams to protect the 5.6 climbing to the chains.


Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
Great stone with a hard, sustained crux. Felt leagues harder than The Shadow or The Penetrators. Nov 1, 2015
Mike Anderson
Colorado Springs, CO
Mike Anderson   Colorado Springs, CO
Cool, I'm glad you checked it out! I thought it might be 13a but wasn't sure. I'm glad you also found it to be high quality and hard :) Dec 9, 2015
Boulder, CO
michalm   Boulder, CO
The lower section is fairly easy and generously bolted compared to neighboring routes. The crux appeared to have no usable holds. Felt harder than The Spark. Dec 30, 2017
Riley N  
Mike, thanks for putting this thing up. The rock and footwork required makes this thing a blast. While it's pretty sustained, there was one section (5th bolt, I think is at your chest, and you're essentially on your feet only with some microgrips overhead) that was baffling. I'm pretty good at fucked up slab, and those moves felt super improbable and seemed significantly harder than The Spark. Curious what you did through here. Regardless, these new additions are awesome. cheers Mar 4, 2018