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|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.9+ [details]|
|FA: ||R. Snider, J. Bronaugh, 1984|
|Season: ||Shaded, sometimes damp.|
|Submitted By: ||Tony B on Oct 11, 2006|
Erik just starting up Andromeda Strain.
Great climb in the dry season, but can get a little damp in the wet ones. Start on easy moves to get into a huge corner with a handcrack. Jam and stem up the crack through sustained moves to reach the top. Belay and rap from webbing on trees, and if still present after all of these years, a small stopper placed in a horse's skull.
Go around to the far left and of Roadside Crag. This obvious, huge, right-facing corner is past the long slab in front of you but will appear in the distance and guide you in.
A standard rack with a few extra hand-sized pieces.
Brian's jamming? Here's the proof. He's about ha...
Katie on what may be the crux of Andromeda Strain....
Such an amazing route. Photo: Chris Drover
|Comments on Andromeda Strain
From: Somerville, MA
Nov 11, 2009
In addition to the webbing on the tree, there is (as of 11/2009) a two-bolt anchor with chain and a rap ring at the top of the route.
|By J tot|
From: Tempe, AZ
May 16, 2010
A stiff 5.9. I personally thought it was a little over-rated.
|By John Wilder|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 15, 2010
5-star fun thin hands jamming- mostly #1 camalot sized, although a green and a couple of golds also fit in there.
This route is not .10a, it's .9 at most, especially if you compare it to Rock Wars' upper section.
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Mar 7, 2011
Oddly enough, Having done Andromeda Strain and Rock Wars including the upper section multiple times each, even on the same weekends, I would have said A.S. is the harder route.
I suppose it may come down to hand size or climbing style.
|By Andy Hansen|
From: Longmont, Colorado
May 17, 2011
No move on this route is a 5.10 move. The climbing on this route is a lot more physical than Rock Wars and less physical than Autumn. Classic route, though. Loved it.