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Topographic Ocean 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Dan Kennedy
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Submitted By: Laine Christman on Nov 18, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Looking up the second half of the route. Either h...

Description 

P1 - Climb a right-facing corner to a face with a single bolt below a roof. Move up and through the roof, follow the hand crack up and around the left side of the formation to a bolted anchor.

P2 - Move around left to a broken ledge. Climb up a finger crack in a left-facing dihedral, encountering several 10+ sections along the way. Half way up the rock is a bit loose, but the pro is decent. Belay at the bolted anchors atop the dihedral.

P3 - Head up broken rock and move left into a short, clean, left-facing dihedral. Climb the finger crack (10+). Continue up the thin crack/flake on the white slab. Belay at the anchors directly right of the double cracks (shares with Yellow Fin).

P4 - Climb the double hand cracks to their end. Continue up through a triangular roof, then up a thin hand crack that parallels the arête. When the crack runs out, move left to a stance and flake anchor. Can be combined with P3 for a long 180' pitch. Classic!

Variation - After the double cracks make some runout moves up and left to a good stance then climb up through a short, bulging, corner (5.11) to a nice hand crack and belay in the corner. Also classic!

P5 - continue up to the top via easier terrain. (5.8)

Rap the route with a 70m rope.

Location 

Located 100' left of the first pitch of Hand of God below an obvious roof with a single bolt below it.

Protection 

Gear to 3" with an emphasis on thin pro


Photos of Topographic Ocean Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: This is a variation to P3.  The original route goe...
This is a variation to P3. The original route goe...
Rock Climbing Photo: The route begins below the obvious roof.
BETA PHOTO: The route begins below the obvious roof.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stem that gem, Kdog!
Stem that gem, Kdog!

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By Laine Christman
From: Reno, NV
Oct 30, 2014

This route can now be rapped with a 70m rope.

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