American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California, Yosemite Valley, Super Nova Area, High Line

  • Climbs And Expeditions
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  • Publication Year: 2002

Super Nova Area, High Line. On March 20, 2000, in the Super Nova Area near the Rostrum, Ammon McNeely, and Cedar Wright established High Line (VI 5.10R A4). The route is located between Crack the Whip and Dime Bag. The climbers report “This route has a little of everything. Do not attempt it unless you are a very experienced wall climber. The crux is on almost every pitch. Tons of beaking, including the Squeakin’ by Beakin’ pitch, which starts with a 20-foot roof in which it takes hours to get peckers tied off at the eye hole to stick, and if they don’t, you get slammed into the wall. Don’t forget to mention the death blocks that are lurking on the last three pitches. Overall, it’s a classic.”

Ammon McNeely and www.rockandice.com (new routes page)

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