|Smooth Sole Wall - Right Side
This is a terrific thin face climb, with three crux sections. The moves are quite varied. The start (15 or 20 feet up to the first bolt) is shared with The Fiend, and has the only scary runout of the route. This climb is in the sun all day.
8 bolts to a double bolt anchor - 150' rappel to the ground
|Comments on Battle of the Bulge
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Feb 24, 2006
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c PG13
Done this route a few times, first time in January when it was nice and cold and sticky, which I recommend, for me the hardest move is close to the top getting past the overlap on the left. Climbed right past the middle bolt once...oops.
|By Brandon R.|
From: San Mateo, CA
May 19, 2008
I agree with Chris that the crux is at the top bulge. Also, despite the promising looking holds to the left of the third bolt, make sure you go right over the first bulge. This is a fairly sustained route.