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Greg climbing Tumbling Dice, Jan 2005.
Perhaps half way up to Morrel's Wall from the old parking there is a free standing pinnacle. Route is on the downhill (north) side of the formation. Tricky slab moves bring you to a steeper headwall to the topout. I remember being able to go either right or left to finish, both seemed about the same in difficulty.
From Glen Dickenson, one of the FA party:
"Route was originally done by Glen Dickinson, Jim Zahn and John Ficker in 1984. Jim Zahn placed the bolt and gave the next lead to Glen who made it to the top without adding another bolt. We talked about adding another bolt but if I had the right gear I could have put in a couple of pieces so we left it as it was led FA."
Half way or so from parking to Morrel's Wall. I have tried to follow the new parking regs, but it looks like the Morrel's parking lot is similar to before?
As January 2005, there were old buttonhead bolts and just one buttonhead on top. You can drape the rope and rap off the back too if you don't want to lower or rap off the single bolt on top. Have the old bolts been replaced?
By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Aug 31, 2010
I highly doubt the bolts have been upgraded on this route. I have seen upgraded rappel anchors in the McDowell's on popular walls, but I'm guessing that nearly all of the protection bolts are 20+ years old based on my experiences.