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|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 50'|
|FA: ||Alan Nelson & Sally Moser 11/87|
|Submitted By: ||Alan Nelson on Jun 20, 2002|
BETA PHOTO: The Blob - Southeast Face
This spicy example from the dark ages dates back to when you could still bag a campsite in Hidden Valley Campground on a Friday night, and lies just around the corner to the left of Papa Woolsey. As a relic from the olden days, it went in on the lead with a 1/4" hand drill, 1" long Rawl screwtop death bolts, and Leeper hangers (subsequently recalled). The archaic hardware was upgraded shortly before the Monument rangers prohibited the use of power tools (meaning it's well over a decade old, if it hasn't fallen out yet). Bouldering up to the first clip will capture your interest as the landing in the gully is distinctly hostile. A crumbly crux leads to the next and last clip, followed by a long but easier runout to the top.
2 bolts, pro to 3" for anchors. It would be much safer to toprope from the top of Papa Woolsey.