Skip to Content

TNT - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.88/5 Average Rating : 3.88 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
Premier Sponsor:
Rock
PG13
quick draws, gear: a few small cams/nuts and a 2" w/ should sling
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.14/5
  Scenery 4.14/5
  Fun Factor 4.29/5

Description:

This is a retro-bolted 5.8 route that used to end the same way Dufty's ended, to the right of the roof. The new mixed route goes to the left of the dufty's roof. Begin at the anchors above the first pitch of skyline traverse and look for a line of bolts straight up through a small break. Clip the old pin at the break and cruise up to the roof. Plug some gear and extend the heck out of it because you have a ways to the top of the butress still, although it is easy climbing. (From the description here, it sounds more like what is called "Back to Front" in the latest edition of Tony Barnes' guide book. It is rated at 5.8+ but think it closer to a 5.8. Maybe TNT is an alternate name or maybe it's a different route than described here.) (I think as described here, it is the same as Rear Entry. See Barnes' guide for a description of the true TNT)

Submitted by: jacurry243 on 2009-07-31
Views: 1552
Route ID: 39164

11 Ascents Recorded

GoRecord an ascent
GoRead all 11 ascent notes

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: binkus on 2013-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars TNT

Fun route, climbed first 2 pitches then jumped over to soler

Added: 2013-06-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: crackaddicttt on 2013-04-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun

Good couple of moves.

Added: 2013-04-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: up_for_a_good_time on 2010-04-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great 2 Pitch Combo

Escape the hanging belay and keep running. Outstanding line.

Added: 2010-04-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rocloco on 2009-07-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Clean Fun

Fun climb with some short run outs. I got ten feet from the bolt at the top and heard a LOUD crashing of gear off to my left - several distinct crashes each further down than the last. Lowered off the top bolt so my buddy and I could go help, but there was nothing we could do. Fell from high up Bella Vista. Really shlty.

Added: 2009-07-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: medic1578 on 2009-05-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars 25 May

Mike, Pat, and I. Lead 1st. Mike 2nd.

Added: 2009-05-27

... Read all 11 ascent notes