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Rocket Ride 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Eric Berghorn, Andrew Berge
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Eric Berghorn on Jul 19, 2014

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Andrew Berge topping out, July 2014

Description 

Scramble up and left of the belay on a low-angled ramp before clipping the first bolt in a short corner (25 ft.) The route traverses up and right to a good stance before ascending a vertical face. The finish is a tad bit exciting as you climb above the void, moving carefully to avoid the reverse rocket ride.

Location 

The left most route on the west face of Hailstone Rock. Belay directly beneath the anchor, 30 feet up the slope from the tree which shades the start of Hail Fire and Close Encounters. The anchor is a Fixe chain/ring lower off.

Protection 

5 Bolts to chain anchor. It is possible to top out on the formation where the Original Bolts placed by Ken Stanton (25 yrs. old) are in place. These bolts were installed during the FA of a devious overhanging corner/crack system just around the arête to the right of Rocket Ride.


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By Ed Henicle
From: Santa Rosa, CA
Oct 26, 2015

Fun balancey moves. Great route guys!
By grabski
From: N California
Jan 11, 2016

A bit dirty and chossy. Pulled off two loose blocks the size of a shoe, and several smaller pieces. Counter to my typical feelings, it would be nice if there were a little more traffic here to clean it off.

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