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BETA PHOTO: Velcro Wall and Sheeprock summit.
The Bolted Route is the most southern route on the Velcro Wall on the west face of Sheeprock's summit dome. The lower pitch is the hardest and the crux is found between the 4th and 6th bolts. The entire route is composed of a granite slab with very small but abundant holds.
The Bolted Route is just north of the large dihedral on the Velcro Wall & just south of Acid Crack.
The route can be done in a single pitch with a 70m rope or two pitches with a 60m rope. Ten quickdraws are required if doing a single pitch. 6 are required if breaking the climb into two pitches. There is an intermediate rappel station after the 6th bolt and an upper rappel station. If you want to climb to the summit, untie from the rope and scramble up easy 4th class terrain or belay your partner from the upper rappel station. A 60 m rope is sufficient to reach the summit from the upper rappel station. When rappelling, a 70 m rope will get you from the upper rappel station to the intermediate rappel station, but a 60 m rope will land you one bolt shy of the intermediate rappel station.
Acid Crack left, Bolted Route right (climbers on r...
You can see the line of bolts under the climber.
Climber on Bolted Route, Velcro Wall on Sheeprock.