Ascent Notes for: Sands of Time -
Average Rating : 3.88/5
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Just add blowtorch
If this route got as much traffic as the routes at Lover's Leap get, I think overall it would feel a lot sweeter. Unfortunately, there is abundant dirt and moss on many sections. In exchange for the sometimes dirty climbing, you get an adventurous experience while seeing possibly nary a soul (as we did not) and big exposure with serene and beautiful views.
The most awesome sections for me were surmounting the p2 roof finish and, of course, the long road of p5 fingers on the beautiful face (very Tuolumne-esque!).
The p8 squeeze chimney is not for typical 5.8 leaders; put someone well above the grade on the sharp end for this one or be well honed in offwidth technique. Hopefully your feet are large enough to heel-toe the hard sections (mine were not!).