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Taking A Bath With Strangers

Taking A Bath With Strangers


Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.03010°N / 119.3814°W

Object Title: Taking A Bath With Strangers

Route Type: Technical Rock Climb

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: 5.8+

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Dave Daly

Created/Edited: Nov 5, 2004 / Nov 6, 2004

Object ID: 162772

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The best approach to all climbs from the base of Tollhouse Rock is to use the PG&E dirt service road (as described on the main Tollhouse page). Descend to the base of Tollhouse Rock using the descent trail (3rd class at best). As the trail bends to the right (at the base) skirt the base of the rock to the left end of the first open slab. At the very left end of this slab (Sunday Slab aka Spencer's Slab), next to a dirty and vegetated gully, is the start of 'Taking A Bath With Strangers'.

Route Description

Put up by Dave Daly and Roger Hayashi (March 1997), the entire route (120') is very straight forward and follows a line of bolts next to the edge of a right facing corner, to a 2-bolt belay (fat Metolius rap hangers). One can either walk off (4th class) to the right and reaccess the decent trail or trail a rope and rap down. The crux of the route is getting to the first bolt (5.8/5.9). It's all about "friction"!

Essential Gear

- (1) 60 meter ropes (2 ropes optional for rappelling the route)
- (9) quickdraws

Miscellaneous Info

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Warm up in the bath..