Waiting for the Sun
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Climbing the knob ladder on Waiting for the Sun.
This route has really fun, positive knobs. Somewhat committing getting to the first bolt - trust your feet on the knobs.
Follow the knobs up the face to a 2 bolt anchor.
This route is located on the small crag known as The Blue Tile Lounge, just above the Mid Wall. Approach via Robin's Ramp and continue climbing past the chains on that route through some bushes to a tree belay. Walk up the slab to the base of the route.
3 bolts plus a green Alien (or red C3 or blue TCU) to protect the start. The bolts are all right where you need them.
Bring a red Alien (or orange TCU) and a green C3 (or blue Alien or purple TCU) to set up a belay at the base.
A good strategy for getting down is to belay the follower from the anchors at the top, then rappel from the anchors all the way down to the chains at the top of Robin's Ramp, then rappel from Robin's Ramp to the ground.
NOTE: We made this rappel with a 70m rope and had rope to spare - haven't tried it with a 60m rope.
|Comments on Waiting for the Sun
|By Todd M. Miller|
Jun 15, 2009
NOTE: The lead bolts and anchor bolts on this route are all brand new and bombproof. However, some very old junky webbing was threaded through the new bolts at the anchor. The next person who climbs this should bring:
- A small knife to cut off the old webbing.
- Some fresh webbing and quicklinks (or chains if you're feeling like doing some real community service).
You will be rewarded for your efforts with general appreciation from the climbing community, the 3 carabiners that are currently at the anchor, and a safer rappel for you and your partner.
If anyone climbs this and cleans up the anchor, please post a note here letting us know and I will remove this message. Thanks!
From: Las Vegas
Jun 15, 2009
This route stays wet for quite some time. There is a moss "carpet" on the slab at the base, so if you commit to climbing above Robin's Ramp and it's wet, the downclimb becomes non-trivial. I had to leave some cord and a biner to get down when I checked it out this spring.
Apr 7, 2012
I cleaned the tat off the anchor to Jaded and Waiting for the Sun they both have chain belays.