More "Dirty Pinkos"

Posted by Mike Volk on 08/01/11

From Ted Stahl:
We sent the second pitch of Dirty Pinkos in fantastic ghetto form - we only had 8 bolt hangers so we had to screw down some nuts to clip on the first ascent. If you do the upper portion of the route please make sure you bring two ropes to get down! Long pitch.

The rock on the 2nd pitch of the climb is amazing! It drilled more like basalt than tuff.

Mike worked on the route a few days ago and cleaned it up. He also equipped the whole climb with hangers (two of the hangers on the route are from the original bolt ladder on Monkey Face). We are super psyched about the climb and feel like in a few (five?) years it will be well travelled.

We will attempt to create a third traverse pitch (about 120') to a 4th pitch slab in August).

Editor's Note: See the post below "New Route - Dirty Pinkos, 5.8, Red Wall" for rating & FA information.