Looks kinda dome-like. Is the upper section similarly wildly featured like the Obelisk? Is the nearby finger rock interesting at all?
Thanks for sharing this baby!
The upper section, and the Golden Tower routes, are very Obelisk-like. In fact, we sometimes refer to this area as "Obelisk Light."
Finger Rock has 5 routes so far, the wild route Boldfinger (5.10 by Leversee); South Face (5.8 by Beckey, FFA by Brennan and I); West Face (5.7, Brennan & Bindner); Proctologist (5.9, Kenega, Holland & Bindner) and the stunning South Arete (5.9 by the same three idiots).
Haven't done Finger Rock here yet 'cause I need to find some of the older topos.
Last year (2013) Godars, Mucci and I did some new climbs on Hoffman. Thoroughly enjoyed the trips. If anyone needs/wants the beta, I'm happy to provide details. I've just been to preoccupied with other areas to mock up some phototopos. Partly, the angle for a good pic is hard to get on the Eastern face, where 3 of the lines were done.
2 more routes were put up on the East Face in Sept by a handful of folks:
- 'Strong Bad' (5.8R, 3 pitches) FA- Mungeclimb and Em Holland (Sept 2014)
- 'My Seniorita' (5.9, 3 pitches) FA - Dave Daly and Mungeclimber (Sept 2014)