The Damage Done is a great, all-around route. It has two equally challenging but distinctly different types of climbing on it. The bottom half is requires balancy but powerful moves on pretty large holds for a 5.11. The second half is more face climbing on thin crimpy holds. It's a short, four bolts to the anchor route, that can also be toproped, if desired. Trying to set up the top rope can be just a cruxy as the climb itself. You can set up for a rappel from the main top rope anchors at the top of the rock that can be easily approached by the 5th class ramp. You will need to toss the rope towards the North east part of the climb, below a pine tree. You rappel down to the the actual Damage Done anchors, tie in and rethread, then rappel off. When rappeling down the the anchors, the rope drag can be bad. I have had to have my partners climb back up the ramp and help pull the rope several times.
4 bolts. It has good anchors. It is tricky for toprope setting.
|Comments on The Damage Done
|By Dr. Thompson Jr. Jr.|
From: Estes Park, Colorado
Aug 19, 2012
The Damage Done is left of "North Lieback" and right of "Temple of the Dog".