Bombs Bursting

This route is located in the Northern Gorge Region at Fortress Wall

Route 48

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The Battlement 5.10c (Trad) ****

First Ascent: John Bronaugh, Ron Snider in 1982
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the obvious roof on the upper ledge above Bombs Bursting. Climb just about any route on the main wall of Fortress to access it. Start in the thin crack, climb it to a "throne" of sorts, plug in some gear and tackle the roof to the top.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: jnolte
Date: May 22nd, 2016


tonybubb said on June 18th, 2003
Hard at it's grade if you have small hands- for once the crux is more than just pulling the lip!
ahab said on May 27th, 2010
i have pretty small hands and didn't think this one was as hand size dependent as say what's left of the beeneling. it's a good climb and i fear that it doesn't see as much traffic as it deserves due to the feeling that creeps into your guts looking at it from the ground. grab yer sack and yer rack and give er hell. burl.e.
mssmith said on May 25th, 2013
Bring some webbing for the rap tree. Foolishly didn't bring any and it's starting to look pretty bad
caribe said on March 22nd, 2014
Huh? Battlement now has anchors, upper left under the protection of a little natural rock roof. You still have to top out, but you don't have to scramble up the muddy ramp.