Full collection including #4 and at least two #3 camalot
From the top of Tibetian tower, traverse left into dihedral. The is a bolt high, but we found it easier and safer to traverse in low, following protectable features to a large hollow flake on edge of dihedral. Use this to turn corner into dihedral, and go up about 30 ft to a decent belay (3/4 and 3/8 inch). Pitch 2. follow dihedral through a really burly section. On your back, or on your stomach. At top of arch, bolted belay with garage hangers--solid 150 ft. Pitch three--follow dihedral past excellent fingers, to a rib pinch section with a bolt. Exit dihedral right and follow to a stance--180 ft. We ran out of time and exited right across easy ledges and up to trees. Bolted rappel station.
Note: The features on this climb are as good as silk road. Just dirtier. In September, there was still one seep. Probably not a good early season route.
Double rope rappels back down to Silk Road rappel
Submitted by: stevecurtis on 2012-09-03
Route ID: 112462
Felt the climbing quality was world class. Can't wait to finish the route to the top. Adds another stellar 7 pitches to Silk Road making an already super classic a world class route of 16 pitches if you link everything you can. This whole route would be twice as long as Astroman and a little harder IMO. I feel the offwidth (read awkward width) of this first pitch rated .10a is probably more like 5.10+