The Black Flag of the Schwarzer Kamin
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Nicola Masciandaro on The Black Flag of the Schwar...
Continuous thin edging up a slightly less than vertical wall. The most thoughtful part may be between the 2nd and 4th bolt, but the climbing never really eases up. Despite it being relatively short, expect to get pumped near the end. No good rests, but lots of good holds.
Start by gaining the top of the large flake resting against the wall. Take Ben's direct start from the base to get the most fun from the pitch. But an easier way is on the left side if you so desire. From the top of the flake, start on Sideshow, using its first two bolts. After the second bolt, veer left to the base of a groove and crack feature, then go up. Finish about 10' right of where Domestic violence crosses the roof.
You can probably traverse left to the Domestic roof and continue up that route, if the bottom part of Domestic is seeping.
Same start as Sideshow. Look for the bolts just above the large flake leaning against the wall.
8 bolts.The top anchor has fixed biners on two bolts.
Looking down from the top of The Black Flag of the...
Some nice positive edges on The Black Flag of the ...
Eric at the top anchor on The Black Flag of the Sc...
|Comments on The Black Flag of the Schwarzer Kamin
By Eric Hirst
May 3, 2014
Really fun climbing! Highly recommended for anyone in the area, and a great warmup for the hard stuff nearby. I'd give it 4 stars if it were longer.
Note that we swapped out the old SMC hangers from the first 2 Sideshow bolts, but did not replace these bolts. They seem OK.
By Nicola Masciandaro
Jul 29, 2014
Primo crimp cruise. Would that it were infinitely long and return to the base unnecessary.
By Ben Gilkison
Sep 8, 2014
Excellent route Eric and Jon! Flake boulder now has a bolt for a direct start. This adds some nice 5.10 climbing up the center of the flake. Relevant for both "The Black Flag of the Schwarzer Kamin" and "Sideshow".