The Improbability Drive

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
Head up large and obvious right trending scree ramp at base of The Bleachers. Near the top of the ramp, scramble up left onto a grass ledge, climb a couple metres up toward massive loose gulley on formation then step left off loose shale onto small solid rock ledge. Follow it around the corner into a small grassy alcove. Gear: Bring your RPs and doubles of small to mid size cams, then Single up to #4 cam.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11650mYes
 

Step left out of alcove and climb up solid slabs, slowly tending right. End on huge loose ledge.

21940mYes
 

* Walk left along platform then step onto slabs. Angle left up slabs aiming for the roof on the arĂȘte. Work your way right of the roofs until you reach a broken looking corner. Step/under-cling up 2-3 metres and make delicate traverse left to belay

31740mYes
 

** Climb up the groove, occasionally stepping left then back right. Climb knife-edge ridge to belay.

41640mYes
 

Step to left side of ridge. Climb up face to offwidth crack. Then trend left to belay on ledge.

5150mYes
 

Go up broken face a few metres. Just before broken blocks step left around corner and find easiest line trending up and left. Loose and runout!

Grade: 
16,19,17,16,15
Quality: 
2.01
Gone: 
0
Length: 
170m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Nate Richman and Kat Vollinger 3/2015
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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