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Brandon Patterson on "The Desiderata"
Currently the only bolted line at the Bumbling Stock. Starts in the center of the crag at a right-facing flake. Midway optional belay anchor reduces the drag. Otherwise bring a few longer draws and 60m or 70m rope.
Lieback the flake, mantle onto a ramp. Steep slab smears to a cruxy arete move (10+ish). Easier climbing leads you to a right-leaning undercling corner (2nd crux) and over a small roof. Finish on steep headwall, with a last tricky highstep crux at the last bolt. Anchors are set back on a nice ledge.
Lower 105' to ground. 60m rope barely makes it.
Almost smack dab in the middle of the crag, left of the Crack a Beer OW.
13 bolts to the chains.
Adam Peters on "The Desiderata"
Brandon Patterson entering the second crux.
Brandon, through the crux
March 2007, photo by Ada...
|By Tom Lekan|
From: Denver, CO
Apr 5, 2010
A 0.75 through 1 Camalot can be used to protect on the ramp between bolts 2 and 3. Considerably easier terrain, but 15ft runout with groundfall potential here.