Avg: 2.5 from 13 votes
|Type:||Sport, 250 ft (76 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Veldhuisen, Heiser, Hanna, Perkins 2016 (possibly soloed by early explorers)|
|Page Views:||2,566 total · 40/month|
|Shared By:||Curt Veldhuisen on Aug 12, 2016|
|Admins:||Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
Road to Nowhere offers beginners a 2-pitch slab climb at an unintimidating grade. It is bolted for the moderately skilled leader but has 20-30’ spacing that retains a bit of the runout tradition.
P 1. Follow the right-angling dike past two bolts and a short thin crack (optional cam) to a small ledge. Continue ~25 m up the open face to the bolted anchor with shiny chains under an L-shaped overlap. (5.2, 40 m)
P 2. Step right, surmount the small overlap and continue straight up past three bolts, the second at a broad 3' overlap. Belay at a small ledge below the large cedar bush (5.3, 28 m). If you want a bit more challenge, continue another 30' of 5.6 to the upper belay.
Solid climbers can combine into a long pitch with some 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: One rope-stretcher headed skiers right toward Silent Running.