Starts about 8 feet left of the arete on the Hidden boulder. Natural Disaster used to be a potential natural disaster in the making... the problem is pretty highball, and the crux is mostly figuring out the beta on the upper portion of the climb. However, the topout also used to be quite hollow and loose making for an uncontrollable potential disaster for an unsuspecting patron who just pulled down a little too hard.
That threat is gone now as the topout has purged itself leaving a large scar in it's wake. Natural Disaster now climbs pretty much strait up and tops out on the very left of this scar. A low start and some decent crimps set you up with questionable feet as you search for the last inconspicuous hold to get you over the top. The crux is definitely at the top still giving homage to the name "Natural Disaster".
A pad or two and a couple of spotters are a good idea for this one... the landing isn't so great and its pretty highball
|Comments on Natural Disaster
From: Vacaville Ca.
Jan 28, 2013
rating: V3 6A R
This route has completely lost it's top out. Some pretty big boulders came off in 2010 and the rest of the loose stuff was pried off in 2011. The nature of the route has completely changed as a result and is now a solid V3. On the bright side, all the loose crap is gone and this route is now good to go.
Jan 28, 2013
But the choss was half the fun and the inspiration for the name! :)