Avg: 2.7 from 36 votes
|Type:||Sport, 65 ft (20 m)|
|FA:||L.Bertelsen, T. Birkenstock - July 2019|
|Page Views:||1,036 total · 38/month|
|Shared By:||Luke Bertelsen on Jul 21, 2019|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd|
You walk across private land to enter this area. The landowner has been tolerant so long as we don't disturb his land or his cattle. To keep a good relationship with him it is extremely important that climbers don't mess with grassing cattle, and that ALL GATES STAY AS THEY ARE FOUND. Also, the large gate on the north side of the parking area MUST NOT BE BLOCKED IN ANY WAY; the farmer regularly uses this gate as he drives a truck pulling a large trailer, so the road leading to said gate MUST STAY CLEAR by least 40 feet on all sides, including the road perpendicular to it (running east-west). If the parking area is full, drive past the bridge and park on the next pullout (not far), and NEVER BY THE GATE.
Please be respectful and keep this access open to climbers. Use posted photos for this area to familiarize yourself with where parking is and is not allowed. Access to all gates must remain available to a truck and trailer. Parking in any way that restricts access to the gates north of the highway will jeopardize access for climbing.
After staring up at it for the longest time I finally decided that the hot summer days of July would be the perfect time to remove the remnants of the final vacant beehive midway up The Bowling Alley and scrub the hueco that housed it in hopes of finding the crag "warm-up".
Well we got a good one, and it really ties the wall together does it not? Climb through the lower and still slightly chossy section and be rewarded with great climbing for the remaining 55 feet. Large pockets and pods will deposit you at a spicy mantle sequence with two very different solutions, and that fourth bolt is up there a ways which makes standing up on the small ledge a bit of an attention getter. Above the ledge make your way to the former bee hotel where a GIANT thread awaits you. Chill here for a minute before heading up and slightly right for the next two bolts and the crux of the climb. Gain another ledge and execute a few more trivial moves on your way to the chains.
Pretty sweet the way this section of wall filled in with a route going through each of the large huecos.