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Thunderstruck (aka. Big Thunder) - 5.12a

Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Jay Smith
Rock (Sport)
G
1
6 Bolts w/optional 1/2inch cam(green alien) between first and second bolt.
80
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

Climb the first pitch of corrugation corner but instead of climbing up and right into the leaning crack that leads to the first belay, head up and LEFT towards a large flake. Belay from behind this flake off of a gear anchor. Once climbing the route sequential moves will lead you into a strenuous roof traverse out and to the right , once your over the roof 15 feet of moderate climbing leads to the anchors.

Descent Options:

Lower off, Rap off

Submitted by: Rockjunkie15 on 2009-08-07
Views: 766
Route ID: 99907

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: highandwild on 2009-07-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First Ascent Jay Smith

The real name of this route is Thunderstruck. Funny, I don't remember placing six bolts on this route. I'll have to check my notes. Seems like it was mostly gear and a couple bolts.

Added: 2009-07-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: salamanizer on 2009-06-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Stout

Techy thin climbing to the roof, then powerful moves and liebacks around it to steep jugs with a pump. Good foot placement is key to decrease the pump. Reading this route and finding all the right holds is not strait forward on this one.

Added: 2009-06-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: Rockjunkie15 on 2009-05-31 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Strong route

Difficult climbing the entire way, the lower climbing is technical and tricky and the large roof is very strenuous. Once you are over the roof the climbing backs off and a few moves lead to the anchors. I used a green alien between the 1st and second bolt.



Added: 2009-06-06