Econoline, 5.10a

6th Pitch- 40m- 5.9R/ Another wicked traverse, this time left. You can’t really see the fixed pro, as it is hidden and the climbing is run out until after you make the more difficult moves. The consequences of a fall on this traverse on this kind of limestone would be quite painful. Traverse true horizontal left, if anything stepping down a notch. You might see the bolt in a groove. Clipping this bolt will cause some significant rope drag, use a double length runner at a minimum. You are now climbing up the finish to the crux traverse on Geriatric, a very memorable traverse in its own right. The climbing eases as you ascend a broken and dirty corner of sorts, but solid pro is hard to find if at all. A loose rusted piton offers no comfort. Eventually you gain a loose ledge. Move out right up stepped climbing to a bolted belay with considerable rope drag.
Econoline, 5.10a, 7 Pitches, EEOR (East End of Mount Rundle), July, 2008


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