Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Krottenseer Turm
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Chasin the Trane S 
Hitch Hike the Plane  S 
Ira Technokratie  S 
Westwand S 

Hitch Hike the Plane  

YDS: 5.13- French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E7 6c

   
Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.13- French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Wolfgang Gullich, 1984
Page Views: 219
Submitted By: Monomaniac on Nov 21, 2014

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
The gymnastic start of Hitch Hike the Plane.

Description 

This stellar line of sinker pockets was Wolfgang Gullich’s friendly response to John Bachar’s groundbreaking ascent of Chasin’ the Trane. It didn’t have the same impact as Bachar’s climb, but it was certainly a sign of things to come. Proximity and rhyming aside, this line climbs quite differently from its neighbor, though the climbing is just as good if not better. This is quintessential Frankenjura, with impeccable rock, sinker pockets, and gymnastic climbing on steep terrain.

Begin with a one-move boulder problem to clear the undercut. Find a no-hands rest on the slab(and enough chalk dust to supply the IFSC World Cup circuit), and contemplate the intimidating bulge. Make big spans between deep, complex pockets to reach a detached flake and a strenuous clip. As your power fades, make desperate slaps and stabs over the last bit of the bulge to gain the headwall. Weave between the dihedrals, following pumpy but positive pockets up the headwall to the top.

Location 

The right-most line on KT that begins from the ground.

Protection 

5 bolts to anchor.


Photos of Hitch Hike the Plane Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Above the crux, working up the easier but pumpy he...
Above the crux, working up the easier but pumpy he...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beginning the pumpy crux section of Hitch Hike the...
Beginning the pumpy crux section of Hitch Hike the...

Comments on Hitch Hike the Plane Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -