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BETA PHOTO: Holy Crap Wall.
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Pull through a series of crumbling overhangs to a short roof with an excellent undercling. Pull a few hard moves through the overhang, and watch with amazement as another 'hang appears above. Follow some intricate moves to the second overhang, then pull through and right over the lip to easier (5.10) face climbing.
Sustained, pumpy, long, this is a must do. It is recommended that it be cleaned by a second, since cleaning from the top can result in an unsafe swing.
It is just left of the blunt arete of the lower right butress. Find a well-bolted overhang with crumbling rock at the start.
Chris Perkins on Snapping Station. Photo by Jose ...
Going into the second crux.
|Comments on Snapping Station
Sep 10, 2012
Difficult to describe gradewise and quality wise, it has a lot of poor rock on it, with the start bordering on comical (although it isn't funny while you are leading it - stick clip the 2nd bolt). However, the climbing on it is excellent.
The crux isn't excessively difficult, but the crumbly feet and being wound up from the loose start kind of added some weight to my chalkbag. Getting in a good position to clip the next bolt took some patience.
Definitely clean the route by TR'ing it - trying to do so on rappel or lowering would not be fun.