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Photo of the namesake 2x4 used as one of our three...
This is a really fun climb that gets easier the higher you go. The crux involves a balancy corner about a third of the way up, and right below a small roofed edge.
The numeric name comes from the fact that it is a 7 bolt 5.7, and a section of a 2x4 plank was used to assist in the anchoring while the route was bolted.
**Note: One concern is that the anchors are set back behind the top of the climb, creating a lot of friction on the rope as you lower off. For very small climbers (kids) it can be almost impossible to get enough weight on the rope to get them back to the ground, resulting in some forceful down climbing. As there are already numerous links on the chains above, the only likely solution would be to add another anchor bolt below the current anchors to reduce the rope drag.
This route is a new addition to the corridor, and a welcomed climb for novices who are not looking to start their day on a 5.9... As you climb above the dividing boulders that separate the lower corridor from the upper, this route is the first on your right, and climbs the right-leaning crack/ramp.
7 bolts to two anchors (one with extended webbing)
Dalon leading 757 2X4; perfect warm up f...
Nearing the top; good route!
Thu following 757 2X4; first climb outsi...
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the route.
|By Mike McGlynn|
From: Henderson, NV.
May 23, 2006
Todd Lane and I put up this route on 5/13/06. Todd had scoped out the line earlier and suggested that we put it up. After we put it up, Todd had the FA. We did use a chunk of 2x4 wedged in a pocket as part of our anchor for rapping in to place the anchor bolts. I think I may go in business selling different lengths of 2x4 and selling them as "Big Woods" for true environmentally conscious pro.
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 28, 2006
The best warm-up route in Black Corridor and surprisingly a lot of fun!
|By Todd Lane|
From: LV, NV
Mar 30, 2007
Mike and I replaced the old chains on March 25, 2007 with extra-long ones. Please TR on your gear.
|By John Wilder|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 3, 2008
a good route, but the anchors are in a weird spot (way higher than you'd think)- thanks for the long chains, though!
|By Brian Waller|
Jun 25, 2008
sure, it's the easiest route in the corridor but it's lots of fun and worth the time.
From: las vegas, NV
Jun 16, 2009
Using a cordalette to build a longer anchor, rather than a couple of quick draws will lessen the rope drag considerably.
Aug 31, 2010
As of 08/29/10, there were new anchor bolts on this route w/ fixe double ring hangers. Don't know who put them in (K?), it wasn't me, but they seem in a great place and the rope pull is fine.
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
May 20, 2011
Fun route! Can be protected safely on gear also.
|By Chris McCall|
Aug 21, 2012
BEWARE!! Just climbed this on 8/17/12 and the right anchor bolt was spinning.