This route is located on the West Face of the Bastille up the talus slope from the road. The start of the route is about 40 feet uphill from a giant talus block. Pitch 1-Climb the right angling crack to a short chimney before you hit an overhanging bulge. The Crack on the left is 5.10a and the one on the right is 5.10c. Belay on top of bulge to the right. Pitch 2-Climb another overhanging bulge and then climb the chimney to the summit of the Bastille. This is an excellent route with really good.
Submitted by: wigglestick on 2002-05-13
Route ID: 17126
This felt harder than Tagger which is in the guidebook as a 10c. Harder than Rincon, 10d, granted I was in better shape. I wouldn't have felt sandbagged if it said 10c but not 10a. Why do Eldo 5.11's feel more accurate than 10's and 9's?
I followed this route. The guy I led it with wasn't able to make it over the two cruxes (the one on the first pitch and the one on the second pitch). He aided himself up, but I was able to make it up (barely) without aiding, though I was technically on top rope because I was following.