Bridge of Sighs
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Sean Burke on the FA of Bridge of Sighs.
Bridge of Sighs to the top of Mammoth rock.
There are two starts to this climb. The left start (Africanized 5.11b) climbs an overhung traverse out of the cave with a thrilling run out to join the bolted line.
The right start is easier and gives an over all grade 5.10c Expect some moderate run outs and hollow, fragile rock throughout.
Could be done in one 60 meters pitch.
Or you can break it in two 27 meters pitches by using bolted anchors station in the cave.
Bolts and chains are camouflaged.
Run out portion on second pitch is on SUPER easy 5.6. All the 5.10 moves are well-protected. On top of second pitch belay from the hole and walk off to descend.
In center of Mammoth rock, you can see the bolts right from Peregrine/Raptors nest route
7-9 draws, long slings
Todd Worsfold on face first pitch of the FA of Bri...
Todd Worsfold on the FA of "Bridge of Sighs&q...
Todd Worsfold on the first pitch of the FA of Brid...
Sean Burke on the FA of "Bridge of Sighs"...
By aaron hope
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Dec 5, 2016
The first pitch is Not R rated. At most the bolt is about 5 feet below you when you're making a 5.8 move to get to the next bolt. The head factor comes from being able to trust that the rock wont break. Its pretty solid on this route, but remember to pull down and not out.
Really recommend the 11b start. Super solid rock and very well protected. The traverse over to the Bridge line is also protected by a bolt at the start of the traverse so it's pretty safe (the description makes it sound dangerous)