Crashline on the Elephant

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Fingerlocks

Trad climber
where the climbin's good
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.
Dog

climber
Oct 2, 2005 - 11:29am PT
....why not do the Hotline?


No lines on that one!
WBraun

climber
Oct 2, 2005 - 11:33am PT
Straight error, Pink dreams, hair line, nightmare continuation, doom and despair, and many more.

Fingerlocks

Trad climber
where the climbin's good
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2005 - 11:40am PT
For Hairline, Reid notes either an approach from above or from below. Which is better?
WBraun

climber
Oct 2, 2005 - 11:50am PT
Above, for hairline, although I've gone both ways. Seems easier.

Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Oct 2, 2005 - 11:54am PT
How is "Trundling Juan?" Used to be recommended in the Reid book but never heard of folks doing it

Karl
WBraun

climber
Oct 2, 2005 - 11:55am PT
Well you know how "Juan" is; so take it from there :-)
Fingerlocks

Trad climber
where the climbin's good
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2005 - 12:36pm PT
Wouldn't the poor boy get hurt rolling him off a big steep rock like that?
Fingerlocks

Trad climber
where the climbin's good
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 2, 2005 - 12:37pm PT
Oh yeah, and which is better Doom or Dispair? I think I might do one or the other.
WBraun

climber
Oct 2, 2005 - 12:42pm PT
Despair
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Oct 2, 2005 - 10:33pm PT
No lines on Hotline?
One of the best
should have lines
oops
Fingerlocks

Trad climber
where the climbin's good
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2005 - 11:14am PT
Dispair? Ok, cool. And if it feels grim while climbing, I can always tell myself that at least we are not Doomed.
ablegabel

Trad climber
Livermore,Ca.
Oct 4, 2005 - 01:59am PT
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.
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