The Quin Konehead Pre-Memorial Route (aka The Kone)
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|Type: ||Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, Grade II|
|Consensus: ||5.9 [details]|
|FA: ||Duane Constantino, David Whitelaw (1979)|
|Season: ||June - September|
|Submitted By: ||Steve Marr on Jun 30, 2010|
BETA PHOTO: Looking down the first pitch of The Kone
P1 - Climb up the middle of the sweeping slab between left facing flakes. Aim for the left side of an overlap. Great pro (bolts and gear to 1.5 in cracks on the side) all the way up. Clip the last bolt below the overhang, then pass it on the right (can put more pro in above the bolt).
P2 - A short pitch leads up and left past three bolts to an anchor beneath the left of two overlaps.
P3 - Pass the overlap to the left (7) or straight up through the middle (9). Follow knobby face to the next anchor).
P4 - climb up and left along the face and under a large roof past six more bolts to a good stance.
P5 – Climb the fun, and easier, slab up and left past five bolts to the final anchors.
From the top set of anchors, rap with two ropes down Tidbits. Due to the spacing of the Tidbits pitches, we ended up rapping four times to get to the base. As of Jun 10, the slings on the anchors were getting a little ratty (where there are chains on some of the routes, the Tidbit rappels are all slings).
Three O'Clock Rock. Starts from a terrace between the Great Arch area and the Big Tree start (easiest access from the Great Arch side), and shares the terrace with Cornucopia and Till Broad Daylight.
Six quickdraws plus some slings. Light rack to 1.5 inches. All anchors are fixed.
|Photos of The Quin Konehead Pre-Memorial Route (aka The Kone) Slideshow
Climbing the third pitch of The Kone
Anchors at the top of The Kone's fourth pitch
Looking down the last pitch (5th) of The Kone
|Comments on The Quin Konehead Pre-Memorial Route (aka The Kone)
From: Walla Walla
Aug 8, 2011
Was on the climb today (8/07/11). Replaced slings on one anchor and had to do three double rope rappels to make it all the way down.