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This interesting variation begins on the Schoolroom Direct crack (5.7 R) then joins the Schoolroom's second pitch (5.6). Rather than exiting right onto the face toward the second belay, however, continue up the corner, past dark, streaked rock and undercling/lieback leftward out the roof above. Belay in the vegetated gully using wires or small cams. From the belay, traverse left on good edges to gain a thin crack; easy, crack-protected slab climbing leads to a short crux below an obvious roof. Undercling/jam the handcrack as it trends right out the overlap, latch the finishing jug, then rejoin the original Schoolroom just below the prominent Schoolroom Roof. Traverse left to finish at the tree or link it to the airy, A0 roof above. A great deal of gardening was required to establish this line; with a bit more traffic, this variation might provide a more direct alternative, especially if there are parties in line for Schoolroom.
A standard rack, with doubles in cams from tips to fingers.
Well, I've been climbing up there since I was a kid and I've never heard of or seen anyone on that route. You must've done some work. In old photos that was quite the jungle line. Great job Shingo. Another nice Schoolroom option.
ten bucks says this has been done back in the day. Come on you "old timers" you know you've sent this in the Chuck Taylors. I'm talking to you Smoot Brothers, Kim Miller, Tyler Phillips, James Garrett, Doug Heinrich, Luke Douglas, Dennis Turnville, Jansen Gunderson, Mark Bennett, Nate Brown, George Lowe, Richard Green, Greg Lowe, Guate Garcia, and don't forget Tony Calderone.
hey, everyone! thanks for clearing that up; i thought it too obvious to escape the keen eyes of those who have been around and know the canyons much better than i... i've edited its FA status, but does anyone know what this variation is called? whodunnit and when? shingo
To my knowledge, that variation didn't have a name. Back in the 70's, climbers didn't name, date or record variations , unless they offered really good climbing. The early guidebooks just gave them numbers 3.1, 3.2 and so on. Naming everything wasn't as common as it now is.
The Playing Hooky variation sounds good to me. Thanks for posting up.
By Boissal From: Small Lake, UT Jun 10, 2011 rating: 5.85b16VI-15HVS 4c
Fun line, you could call it a bit dirty or just enjoy the flowering patches of indian paintbrush in the crack. Some placements down low on P2 required a bit of digging around with the nut tool, things clean up after the first 15'. The undercling/lieback section has a few crumbly feet and strenuous gear placements. Sling everything long or the traverse to the belay will kill you. The gear recommendation was spot on, we took doubles from .3 to .75 and I ended up leading P2 with a single set as the anchor swallowed the doubles. I made it to the belay with nothing to spare. Good eye on this one Shingo, you should advertise it more so it cleans up!
By Brian G Jun 14, 2011 rating: 5.7+5a15V+13MVS 4b
Very cool line. I did have to do some weeding to place gear but I didn't mind at all. It would be great if this saw more traffic. The rope drag on the traverse did get horrible. Three stars despite the dirt and flora in the crack.
Anyone know what the "direct" start is? Schoolroom was crowded, east adn west, so I ventured straight up, headed up a legitimate "bushwack" crack (hands to bushes to trees) to a little belay cove. From there, I could step out onto the face and go up playing hooky. Just curious if anyone knows much about this. It was a fun venture to beat the crowds.
By Woodson From: Park City, Ut. May 25, 2013 rating: 5.85b16VI-15HVS 4c
I agree, a bit more gardening is going to help this crack out. I pulled a few weeds, but definitely for a veggie lover ;) it could use a bit more cleaning until it gets stellar status. Cool route, do it to Movie Variation for a nice multi pitch outing!