Type: Trad, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Gabe Shank, Doug Taylor, Adam Wood
Page Views: 985 total · 48/month
Shared By: Douglas Taylor on Sep 10, 2019
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

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Description

A great psychological warm-up for Racer-X as it compares in physical difficulty, but is much more generous with protection.  Originally viewed as a 2nd and slightly harder/longer pitch to Behind the Tombstone, it also became the 2nd pitch of one of Index’s best moderate multi-pitches, Ride The Lightning.

From the top of “Behind the Tombstone”, continue up bolts through the inverted-V roof. Follow the super easy ramp with natural gear a few feet until you see a bolt above in a “circular cutout”.  Climb into the cutout and then onto the slab (crux). Climb past intermediate anchor (the start of p3 of Ride The Lightning) and another bolt.  Move right to the white corner, padding up fun knobs for feet and crimps in the roof to the anchor for the 5.10a/b finish.  The route makes use of a series of expanding flake systems that are safe for climbing but highly suspect for gear.

The anchor is shared with “Beetle Bailey P2” and “Larry’s Lycra” and is an easy access to set up a TR for those routes.

Location

Starts at the Behind The Tombstone anchor.

Protection

9 QD's and a single rack to #1

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