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36 Views of Lone Mountain S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Across the Globe T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blue Moon S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Blue-Eyed Sandbagger S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Faster We Go, The Rounder We Get, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Feldspar Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Flake Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Floating World S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lunar Land T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Moonscape T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Solstice S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stargazer S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sweetwater Moose T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Wind Walker T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
World is Flat, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Zircon Encrusted Geezers S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, 600 ft, 3 pitches
FA: NOLS?
Page Views: 224 total, 14/month
Shared By: rob bauer on Jul 20, 2016
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Sticky situation Details

Description

This isn't my route, but I had a blast on a route that gets to the top in 3 full pitches without a single bolt. (Great fun and maybe a break for your calf muscles?) We used a 60 m rope and ran it out to the end at every pitch, but you could pick your spot based on your pro/length of rope. This is route 19 on Bob Branscomb's excellent topo pitctured on the main page.

Route is in the shade in the later afternoon. I put question marks on 2 exits that we used, unroped. You walk down after crossing over the entire dome to the slabs at the far left. (Bring shoes?) Alternatively, if you know where the routes are that almost top out, you could carry an extra rope and rap down to the cabin, probably.

Location

There are 3 major traversing cracks on the left 1/4 of the dome (actually the first thing you see when pull into the area). This starts where all of the crack routes start, below the obvious roof of the Flake Route, and a bit right from a big flat rock. It is the middle crack of the 3 traversing cracks.

Protection

My SR is a single full set of nuts and single cams from .3 -3, which I found quite adequate. You may want doubles if run-outs make you crazy. (The whole thing is traversing, so remember your partner!) Bring your nutpick to dig out the crack in places where you want.

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