Resurrection (historically known as "Hooters")
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Jon J on the sharp end. Photo by Carter Stritch
Resurrection-To bring back to life-I spotted this line in the fall of 2014 and came back to clean and work it summer 2015. Upon setting up a line from the trees above, I discovered two anchor bolts at mid-cliff height slightly left and above the line(later learned are the anchor bolts for the route Matrix, which has been chopped and waiting to be rebolted). I began to clean the lichen and moss from the crack system as best as possible, burning up a wire brush in the process. Lower down on the route, I uncovered two chopped bolts in thick lichen, protecting the opening moves off the ground. I spent a lot of time trying to find any gear low on the route-micro-nuts, pins-anything to keep this a pure trad line. I added three SS bolts to keep the route safe from ground fall and left the upper 3/4 the route (with the crux) bolt-free as it will all go on gear utilizing small cams and wires.
Please respect the bolt-free upper part of the route, as it now has been led all on gear. The original line (Hooters) had a bolted start, left the meat of the crack alone to plug gear, then finished as a bolted route.
This route is located slightly downhill from the two currently (6/2015) bolted routes right of the 5.8 curving trad line called "The large crack". The lower trail from the climbers' parking lot leads directly to the route "The large crack".
Three bolts lead to a classic finger and hand crack above. Bring one large piece (but not necessary) to open the crack climbing above the bolts.
Standard rack with small wires and cams are useful.
BETA PHOTO: The route "Resurrection"
|Comments on Resurrection (historically known as "Hooters")
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Jun 29, 2015
Pretty frigg'n cool route. Needs more traffic for sure. It's on my Trad list for this coming fall if and when I am back to normal....