Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 2, 2005 - 12:06am PT
If you find yourself waiting around for the Cookie to shade up, consider heading over to Crashline on the Elephant. The river crossing is a cruise right now and there is a good trail that heads right up to Hotline. Crashline is just beyond it.
The climb struck me as one that would perfectly at home on the Cookie. The crux section is only about 20 feet long, but there are a few good 5.10 moves above that, and even the easier climbing is enjoyable. It hasnít seen the traffic it would have if it was on the Cookie, but it has seen enough that there isnít any grunge on the bits of rock you would want to use. A longish 50 meter rope might get you down, but a 60 would be no hassles.
With four pounds worth of rack and a single rope, you are ready to hit this worthy climb. And you will be back at the Cookie in time for the shade.
Trundling Jaun is worth doing if your in to obscurities. First pitch is a little loose and hard to get started on. The climbing gets better up higher, but still is a little gamey. The offwidth is a steller pitch and lite for the grade, but if you want pro, bring an 8" tube and a big cam or two. Route finding skills help up higher. Great way to top out on the Elephant.