Bullit - 2nd Alternate Slab Start
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||P1- Unknown P2- Todd Swain & Rich Couchon, with Pete Coren 1976|
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|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Nov 8, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Jonathan Steitzer|
DescriptionJon Sykes' "The Notches" gives this alternate a 5.8..... You decide ! (and we'll change it if enough override the 5.9)
START: On a slab, with bolts, which is about 200 ft right of the South (Left) Descent Gully, and about 50ft right of "Unknown #1 - 3 bolts on a slab". Above the correct starting slab should be the obvious "Bullit" Overhang. (see photo-s)
...and, yes, I do know that the projectile portion of ammunition is a "bullet", but Bullit is how Ed spelled the name. Perhaps one needs to "Bull" "it"...maybe to start P2 !?
P1 - Climb up the slab. Bolts are widely, but reasonably spaced (PG-13). At the top of the slab make geart protected moves up and slightly right to the fixed belay at the far left of the "Bullit" overhang. 100+/- feet 5.8+ / 5.9-n
P2 - Step left and climb the crack in the left end of the OH (rated 5.6 [?]), continue up the crack and then slighgtly left on slab to a gear belay (0.75,green to #2, gold, Camalot-sized).
130 +/- ft 5.6 - 5.7
P3 - Scramble left. 30-40 ft