Road to Nowhere
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Veldhuisen, Heiser, Hanna, Perkins 2016 (possibly soloed by early explorers)|
|Page Views:||547 total · 28/month|
|Shared By:||Curt Veldhuisen on Aug 12, 2016|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionRoad to Nowhere was established to allow beginners to ascend a long clean slab at an unintimidating grade. It is bolted for the moderately skilled leader but the 20-30’ spacing retains a bit of the runout tradition.
P 1. Follow the small right-angling dike past two bolts and a short thin crack (optional cam) to a small ledge with a bit of debris. Clip a long sling and continue ~25 m up the open face to a 2-bolt anchor on an L-shaped overlap (look closely, hard to see!). (5.1, 45 m)
P 2. Step right, surmount the small overlap and continue straight up past three bolts, the middle at a broad 3' overlap. Belay at a small ledge with double bolts below large cedar bush (5.3, 28 m).
Solid climbers can combine into one pitches using 60 or 70 m rope and a bit of simul-climbing.
Descent is by rappel: Single 70 m: two raps. Single 60 m: Upper rap easy, lower requires ~20’ of down-climbing. Double 60s: Two easy raps or one rope-stretcher.