Bolts to Somewhere the line of seven bolts to the left of of Topographical Ocean's 4th pitch. Easier than Topo's P4, but half the bolts in the same distance. One hundred percent pure friction.
Old school bolt route.
|Comments on Bolts to Somewhere
|By steve dieckhoff|
Oct 30, 2002
This pitch really is brilliant. The best descent is to rap down CONNECTIONS. Rap to the start of the last pitch (either this or TOPO OCEANS) then a 50 meter rap leaves you on easily downclimbed ground at the bottom.
|By John McNamee|
From: Littleton, CO
Aug 11, 2003
Bolts are spaced appropriately for this route. Not too close but not too far apart. It's a fun climb. Do it.
Nov 19, 2006
The first pitch is also good.
|By Shane Z|
Dec 12, 2007
All three pitches are excellent. I would consider the first 2/3 of the last pitch to be continuous well protected 5.10-, exactly half the bolts than Topo. One of the best pitches that I have led on The Dome and a must do for anyone hiking to the area. Everything from crack to slabbing, a typical awesome South Platte climb.
|By Mike Smith|
Jun 3, 2010
To complete the info on Bolts to Somewhere, I did the first ascent around 1985, bolted on lead. Peter Hubbel and I finished Topo Oceans earlier, and B. to Somewhere beckoned as we worked on the last p. of Topo. What invited B to S was a single old bolt left of the belay for the last p. on Topo (what became bolt #1 or 2 on B to S.) This isolated bolt was put in many years earlier by the real hard men that first climbed The Dome. Pete and I often joked about the solitary "bolt to nowhere" while finishing Topo. When I returned to check out the line invited by the lone bolt, it naturally fell into place. Thus came the name for the completed line, "Bolts to Somewhere." It is a classic, pure friction pitch, more runout than the final p. of Topo. The old mystery bolt may have been a rap bolt. If not, someone was doing massive runouts on hard rock and they deserve first ascent credit. There was at that time a second solo mystery bolt in the middle of nowhere a hundred feet or so below the belay for the final p. of Topo. Pete and I incorporated this bolt into Connections as I recall. Likely another rap bolt, but who knows. By the way, Pete was the creator of Topo. Though we shared the bolting on lead, Topo was his vision. Done wearing EBs, the shoe of the time, and before today's sticky soles. -Mike Smith