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The Vanishing Point 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, Alpine, 7 pitches, 850'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Tom Kalakay, Bill Dockins, Skyler Pauli (2004)
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Page Views: 224
Submitted By: Matthew Abbott on Jul 17, 2013

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Description 

An interesting climb in a great setting with some pleasurable climbing on sharp pockets and crimps.

Walk up the scree 75 yards past the start to Cold-Forged Steel until you spot a little platform above the talus with a bolt up and right. Poor rock quality right off the ledge.

Pitch 1: 5.9
Climb past a few bolts through two bushes and trend left following bolts. Opportunity for gear as well. Two bolt belay on a little ledge. Rock quality gets better as you go.

Pitch 2: 5.10b
Climb the beautiful black rock following bolts. This pitch wanders a good amount so lots of runners help. Climb past a large crack/ ledge with gear and continue up to a two bolt belay.

Pitch 3: 5.10d
Aesthetically appealing and just as good to climb! Climb up the vertical black rock following bolts on great pockets and positioning. Move up and left on easy terrain to a large tree belay.

Pitch 4: 5.6
Climb up and right from tree and cross the large gully up to a little ledge with 3 small trees. There is really one safe spot to cross the gully so don't climb too far up before crossing.

Pitch 5: 5.10b
Great fun. Go straight up from belay and cruise above. Find a tree sticking out of a small grassy gully and belay off of it.

Pitch 6: 5.4
Climb grassy gully trending left and escape to a flat scree ledge.

Pitch 7: 5.5
Climb the summit tower on easy terrain and enjoy the great views.

Location 

75 yards uphill from Cold Forged Steel. Spot a little alcove and a bolt.

Same Rappel as every route on the buttress. Bring extra webbing just in case.

Protection 

15 quick-draws, half alpine. Cams from .5 to 2 , along with a set of wires. Webbing for slinging trees at belays.


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