Stand and Deliver (aka Spanish Bombs)
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From the front loop of Hidden Valley Campground a climber's trail leads northeast to this wall, passing along the west face of Outhouse Rock. This route climbs the smooth face between two cracks in the center of the west face.
Climb the thin, technical face past seven bolts and several horizontals. Gear is possible in these horizontals (thin gear to 1.5") making this a well-protected climb, but certainly no sport route. Gear belay and walk off down slabs on the south face.
An excellent face climb that will keep you on your toes with it's thin crimping and balancy moves up a smooth-looking face. Great climbing and a must-do for the grade.
7 bolts (3/8"), gear to 3.5"
|Comments on Stand and Deliver (aka Spanish Bombs)
Aug 8, 2002
Thought I would mention it. The first several bolts on this line were missing in December of 2001.
|By Josh Beck|
Feb 7, 2003
Ditto the above comment - all but the top 2-3 bolts have been chopped, and not well concealed. Anyone know why? It looks like a nice route.
Feb 7, 2003
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a
I am always amazed at such acts of petty vandalism. If there was some alleged reason for removing the bolts (other than eliminating a good route for people to climb), why not be up front about it? IMHO this is not an act of conviction, but one of cowardice.
|By Kris Solem|
From: Monrovia, CA
Nov 28, 2007
Didn't Alf have some bolts in on this face which got chopped before Paul Borne did it? I think someone decided it was a squeeze job or something. After Paul bolted and climbed it, I did it repeatedly because it was seriously fun and well protected at the same time. Bummer it is chopped again... just stupid.