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TRON 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c PG13

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Alex Baker and Eric Bissell
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 2,806
Submitted By: EricBis on Feb 24, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: The line begins at the tree against the wall on th...

Description 

Tron is a new route put up in the summer of 2010. It climbs beautiful squeaky clean orange and grey El Cap granite to the top of a feature called negative pinnacle.
Although the angle is less than vertical, it climbs much more like a face climb than a slab climb, using edges, sidepulls, mantles, and even a few pockets.
The first crux is a dynamic hand-foot match between bolts one and two, with the true crux on hard sidepull moves between bolts two and three just above. Above that, interesting climbing across an improbably blank face and a few 5.12 sections keeps you agonizingly focused for 120ft.

Location 

About a hundred yards uphill from the Sickle raps is a large recessed pinnacle. On the right side of the pinnacle is a route in the corner called the High Arc (11+), to the left of it is Party Mix (10b). To the left of Party Mix is the start of Tron. It climbs up and left to chains for the last rappel if bailing from the Stove Legs on the Nose.
A second rope is required to rappel.
The start can be top-roped from the Party Mix anchors.

Protection 

11 Bolts. As Tron was hand drilled on lead, there are a few places with exciting space between bolts on easy terrain. At the hard sections it is well bolted.


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Looking down from the anchor at the final section....
BETA PHOTO: Looking down from the anchor at the final section....

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By Josh Janes
Feb 24, 2011

Rad! Thanks for posting guys.
By Alex Baker
Feb 24, 2011

Good write up. This route is really cool, pretty safe, and only one redpoint to date (Eric). Go get the second!
By David Aguasca!
From: New York
May 19, 2011

I'm psyched to finally see this on here. Really good work, guys!