Eight Clicks to Saigon
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A good, fun climb with a bolt-protected crux midway through the first pitch. The second pitch requires more creative gear, as there are only a few bolts and some runouts.
P1. (5.10c, 100') Climb up the bolt line to the roof, then climb up and right into a corner, crossing the route "Diagonal
." A belay can be had there, and is just as good as anywhere. If you do not want to finish the climb, use long slings on the last bolt and when you join this corner to avoid drag, then continue up to finish on Diagonal
, for a single mixed-pro pitch to the anchors of Pearl Harbor
(160') or keep going on Diagonal
.... For those that want to finish the route (and why not?), belay there....
P2: Continue up and right, over the leaning corner, passing 2 bolts and heading for the left edge of a small roof/overlap. Traverse right under that and pull over at its right end, heading up a meandering line looking for pro on moderate runouts (5.7-ish) heading for the anchors atop Diagonal
and Pearl Harbor's
second pitch, or to a tree to the right if you are running out of rope, or to the top of the rock if you will.
Hike off or descend as per your chosen anchor point.
This route is on the left half of Combat Rock, just right of the more popular Pearl Harbor
. Begin up a bolted line just left of a small aspen tree at the base.
Bolts and some nuts and small cams + a medium cam in a horizontal. The crux (10c) is reasonably well-protected by bolts above and below, but the leader has to have a cool head for easier runouts.