"There’s a bulge near the start of the pitch that is easiest to pass far to the right, where there is an old bolt."
The "old bolt" in the route description was most likely placed by Vern Clevenger and Kevin Leary when they started the line that eventually became "N&S". When Dennis Oakshotte and I went over to Pywiack, we already knew about the bolt being there and used it to protect the first couple of drill stances, but dispensed with it later. If you do use it, make sure you use a long runner to avoid rope drag.
Shoot me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall that Randy Leavitt was involved in one of the attempts on this route (?)
On the second pitch, I found the "old bolt" to be out left (rather than right) after the first bolt.
Needle Spoon is just left of the Dike route.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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