Nowhere To Run, Kings Canyon: Info Request

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DJS

Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 11, 2008 - 07:35pm PT
Anyone want to share route knowledge or photos? ec perhaps?

The topo looked pretty straight forward but the 10+/11a pitch will probably be at my limit so I thought I would get as much info as possible before setting myself up for "flailure".
ec

climber
ca
Nov 12, 2008 - 01:06am PT
Man! NO one does that route.

Nowhere to Run was one of the best routes that I had done down in Kings for a multi-pitch crack route.

The buttress this route is on is along the river where there was this 'motor nature trail' west of the bridge prior to Zumwalt Meadows. I do not know if the 'trail' even exists any longer. If you view the buttress from afar you can see the splitter cracks on it. If the trail is there, you could pretty much drive and park near the base of the thing.

The first pitch is usually full of leaves and there is a left-hand or right-hand variation. The left one is what I recommend. Once past that you cannot miss the cracks. 'All sizes from finger to O/W. The last lead (5th?) is the crux with a steep section of 1.25", then as the angle eases, I remember a hand-size rest before a hellish 1.0" section. As a whole, the pitch is pretty relentless, but really good (bad ass). There are some rap anchors up high of dbl .25"chers and trees. 'BYOB(olts) and slings.

You might even find a couple of Friends up stuck there; one on pitch 2 and on 5. The two times I had done the route, two different partners walked them back badly.

 ec

edit: I've got a black and white looking down on the crux pitch somewhere, but it doesn't do the route justice.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 8, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
EC Bump, bring on the pix bro!
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
May 1, 2013 - 10:47am PT
Limpingcrab and I climbed the first 3 pitches on Monday. Awesome climb but we both felt it was a bit sandbagged. Hardest .8/.9 sections I have ever done on any climb even though I am like a: professional grade climbing dude.

For those who have not been to Kings Canyon, OMG! There is so much rock there is it funny. FAs everywhere you look. We ran into Phil Gross where we parked below the climb at the horse coral off the dirt road by the bridge. Very cool guy and has put up a ton of stuff. He put up a 7 pitch sport route to the left of roaring rapids that starts at 5.4 and gradually greats harder with the last pitch at .10c.

He also shared about a 9p route that you rap off the road into the river gorge and climb, a 2p crack left a ways of Nowhere to Run, Sunny Slabs which is just above and right of of the parking lot below North Dome and are short sport, trad and mixed lines, and a 14p project sport route he is working on. Gross said there are about 40-50 climbs in he original guide and he has about another 100 he has added over the last 15 years. He plans to do a guide book covering yuca point to roads end. Very cool genuine guy.

Crab and I got to roads end under 2 hours from Fresburg without speeding too much. We almost turned around after seeing 2 cars. I hate crowds. Then in the afternoon we were pissed because we saw like 6 cars and one guy and girl actually walked up close enough to where I was obligated to say hello as he took pictures. I hate crowds.

Needless to say it is like a Patterson Bluff, Shuteye, Balls area. Totally amazing and in any other State or place in the world it would be the main destination but thank God everyone is hung up with Yosemite to keep the adventure big.

Obvious crack heading up rt of the shadowed book in the middle
Obvious crack heading up rt of the shadowed book in the middle
Credit: DaveyTree
Crab on 1p
Crab on 1p
Credit: DaveyTree
Me on 2p(I know it looks easy but no bueno)
Me on 2p(I know it looks easy but no bueno)
Credit: DaveyTree
Crab on 3p
Crab on 3p
Credit: DaveyTree

micronut

Trad climber
May 1, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Nice work Dave and Daniel. But I'm going to put togetehr a Supertopo Fund to get you a new camera! How bout you give our necks a break and start postin some "unsideways" shots son!
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
May 1, 2013 - 11:04am PT
I know. I do it all from my phone and they are right and I never can tell if they going to flip. But since I am like a professional photographer its all good.
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