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Karl Zilles climbs Power Grid
A fun route for the grade. Start up some large juggy huecos to a small chimney. Exit left out of the chimney sooner than you think to a couple blind jugs around the corner. Continue up slabby face climbing to the anchors.
The left-most route on the wall (on Power Wall), traverse about 5 feet over the water pool to a small ledge. Although not required, there is a low first bolt that the belayer can tie into and set a hanging belay over the water. This allows the climber a bit more room to move around and makes belaying easier.
6 bolts + anchors. All good bolts, well protected. Open shuts at top. A little bit of wandering and being over the water make this route a bit more difficult to top rope. Itís best to do it in pairs with a leader and a second.
Tim cruisin up Power Grid (5.10a)
BETA PHOTO: The semi-hanging belay start of Power Grid (5.10a)
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Nov 3, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
There are 7 bolts and 2 open cold shuts for an anchor.