This is the bolted line directly beneath the main dihedral of Whiteout. Can be used as an alternate start to Whiteout. Redriverclimbing.com lists this as a 5.9 sport route, however it is awkward as a sport route due to placement and style of anchors. Guide book lists this pitch as 5.7.
Submitted by: delphyne on 2007-11-12
Route ID: 90679
I really enjoyed this climb. We did the bolted pitch as a team of three and my partner and I did the trad pitch together. I believe this was the second trad line that I followed. Views were amazing and the climbing was moderate. Would definitely climb this line again!
Very nice route but could be better if the bolt placements were positioned better. Sort of a weird clip right at the bulge up to the next sorta run out spot to next clip but if you have a good reach and like kinda climbing on a slab with pebbles you should be ok . All in all a decent route i would say 5.7+.
After my onsight and rope-scraping descent, we couldn't get the rope down (too much drag). The anchors are almost straight back from the top of the ledge. Next leader had to use a second rope, and then leave some hardware in order to rappel, since we didn't trust pulling the rope through the ringless anchors with all that drag. I would not recommend this as a sport climb, though it was fun. The nubs were neat.