Avg: 3 from 2 votes
Routes in The Brown Wall
|Braille Trail, The S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Bust 'er Hymen T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13|
|Chocolate Thunder S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Crocodile Tears T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Dragonfly T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Fractured Fairytale T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Game of Drones T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Gator Boy TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13|
|Gay Blade S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13|
|Legacy, The S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|May Divorce Be With You T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|New Vector T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Pat Me'groinagin T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Penetrators, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13|
|Reptile T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Reptile Tears T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Sampler Plate T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Shadow, The S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Smausser Traverse Thing... T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Spark, The T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Stegosaur T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Thunderstruck T 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c|
|Zorro T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|FA:||Mike Anderson, April 2015|
|Page Views:||635 total, 22/month|
|Shared By:||Mike Anderson on Jul 13, 2015|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Road & nearby private property Details
Please do your best to maintain good relationships with the people who own the land in this area. Do not drive your vehicle past the "private property" sign. Do not go up to the house to ask for directions to the crag. Do not ride your bike down the road. Please move immediately to the side of the road if any landowners are approaching in their vehicles.
DescriptionThe Spark is a face climbing testpiece on a beautiful swath of Thunder Ridge granite. The route has a much more distinct crux section than its neighbor (Game of Drones), knocking its quality rating by a star, but the climbing is still brilliant!
This was Thunder's hardest route when first climbed, a title it held for a few weeks. It was my foray into route development at Thunder and sparked an infatuation that I hope grows into an enduring love affair.
Start behind the tree, scrambling up some ledges and possibly place a cam, then fire up the faint, left-facing dihedral. Get a good shake at a ledge at the 3rd bolt, reach up and clip the fourth, then fire into the crux sequence involving some long reaches on rounded edges - be ready for some super powerful crimping!
Persist through a couple more bolts, then the angle eases on the well-featured slab which you'll follow (placing gear) the shared anchor on the top of the wall.
This was an epic to bolt on the FA as I dealt with a jammed bolt and failing battery that left me running it out great distances. I returned and added bolts later after making the FFA.