|Elephant Rock - North
Climb up the slightly runout but lower angle slab and clip the first bolt. After you clip the first bolt it is very well protected. The crux is just past the first bolt (or maybe its the second) where one must do some slabby moves up to the next bolt. Attain the ledge and then go right and follow the bolted arete/face up to the chains. It is a really good idea to bring some medium to small pro for the moves getting off of the ledge to the first bolt on the upper face. Also, gear is recommended further up the climb as well.
This route starts climbers right of prepare for soaring seagulls (5.10d). It is on the north side of elephant rock. you will see two lines of bolts leading to a large ledge this is the rightmost line, whereas the left line of bolts is for prepare for soaring seagulls. Descent is via a 60 meter rope. Simply lower off of the chains at the top of the climb.
Small to medium gear (takes nuts very well) nothing bigger than #2 camalot. Chain anchors at the top. Bolts are a little spaced near the top of the climb-gear recommended.
|By Brice W|
Sep 8, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gear is definitely nice to have for getting off the ledge, but I don't remember wanting any more for the top - maybe I was just getting used to the COR runouts at that point! Fun route.
|By Fat Paul|
From: Central, NJ
Jun 12, 2009
Substituted slabby start of Prepare for Soaring Seagulls for extra value. Bring gear to protect moving off ledge to first bolt on arete.
|By Darren O'Connor|
Jun 29, 2010
After many trips to COR and many outings on Elephant Rock, I finally got on this route--to my immense enjoyment. Small gear (green Alien, wired stopper) protected the first moves off the ledge. I agree with the other posts that I didn't need gear after leaving the ledge--and I tend to place more gear than most to feel safe.
|By Russell Fogle|
From: Boise, ID
Oct 19, 2013
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Only need a piece or two getting off the ledge. Upper part of this route is worth the hard crappy lower slab.