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Thunderbird - 5.12a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Penner/Schein 2006
Rock (Trad)
Standard rack up to #2 camalot, doubles from #0 TCU to 0.5 camalot, and small wires
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Starts at the head of a small gully 60 ft away from the start of Little Yellow Jacket and ~100 ft (a couple switchbacks) below Second Coming. The route begins in very obvious right-facing dihedral and climbs generally straight up for 6 pitches to the top of Muralla. P1 (95 ft 5.11-): Climb an obvious right-facing dihedral and pull a roof to a fixed pin below a second roof. Back up pin with nut and traverse right under roof to belay on ledge with another fixed pin. P2 (90 ft 5.11R): Climb a right-facing dihedral under a large roof--small RPs protect this section. Turn roof at right end, clip a bolt, and then go left and up after a long reach to some large edges eventually reaching easier terrain and a large ledge for the belay. P3 (110 ft 5.10+): Climb approximately 10 ft left and up to groove/left-facing corner. Follow the groove systems up and right, eventually passing a fixed pin and bolt. From the bolt head up and left to a one-bolt belay at a small ledge below a roof. P4 (90 ft 5.9): Traverse left past a fixed pin and turn the left side of a roof into a left-facing dihedral. Follow the left-facing dihedral up and then go right to a ledge. From the ledge, head straight up to small roof and climb finger crack to an excellent belay ledge with two bolts. P5 (100 ft 5.12-): Climb up and right to a fixed pin that can be backed up with some gear to the right (The groove to the right is Little Yellow Jacket). From the fixed pin, head up and left into a small seam and follow it upwards to a bolt. Placing a long sling on gear in the seam will help significantly with rope drag. Follow the obvious climbing up past 3 bolts, passing the crux and eventually gaining a thin crack that leads up to a large belay ledge. P6 (160 ft 5.11-): Traverse right to a flake, then go up to a bolt located on Little Yellow Jacket. After clipping the bolt, head left and up into a groove/dihedral, following this feature until reaching a large pine tree atop the climb. Established ground-up in September 2006.

Submitted by: melvinmills on 2008-04-10
Views: 679
Route ID: 79988

2 Ascents Recorded

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: thereason on 2006-10-04 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Nice rig!

Added: 2006-10-04

  Safety Rating R
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: melvinmills on 2006-09-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ascent Note


Added: 2006-09-24