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The Troll Zone

 

1. Fiona’s Promenade 5.9+ bolts ***
First  pitch on the right when you first get to The Troll Zone. Fantastic  solid grey rock very reminiscent of El Potrero Chico. Best warm up and  easiest climb at the crag.


2. Troglodyte 5.12c Bolts ****
One  of the best looking lines in the zone. Takes the striking steep  limestone streaked line through the center of the crag on excellent  rock. Steep!


3. Curse of the Troll 5.11a 12 bolts****
Crags  original line. Climb easy gray slab to high first bolt. Climb up a  couple more bolts stepping left onto large flake. From here the climbing  steepens with a tough face move just before the bulge.Gain crack at  bottom of the bulge and then pull through the bulge on jugs to the face  above. Move right on face with one crimp out right that allows you to  get your feet up and stand up to juggy side pulls on the right to the  finish. Pumpy!


3a. Billy Goat Bridge 5.11a 13 bolts***
Climb  the first 9 bolts of Curse of the Troll and then traverse left along  the crack and finish up the last couple bolts of Billy Goat. Put a long  draw on the traverse bolts to reduce rope drag.


4. Billy Goat 5.11c 11bolts***
Just  to the left of Curse of the Troll. Easy enjoyable climbing leads to a  steep headwall that gets thin and hard for a couple bolts before gaining  the obvious left facing corner. The crux is before the corner but save a  little juice for the pumpy steep finish. The upper corner is harder  than it looks!


5. Nameless Troll 5.12a bolts ***
This  is a striking line that starts less then vertical and steepens to a  hard boulder problem a third of the way up in dark solid rock. Tallest  line at the crag.


6. Topless Troll 5.12b/c bolts ***
Stick  clip the highball first bolt. The first 20 feet are powerful and thuggy  before encountering superb stone up high. The steep bullet finish will  test your stamina! Hang on if you can.


7. Troll Dance 5.12d/13a bolts ****
This  line climbs beautiful swirled pink rock. Pull hard through the steep  pocketed rat cave for 20 feet to bullet rock. Channel your climbing  finesse,fortitude and as The Master Hefe says “lift your chi.” (You can  climb Topless troll and traverse left clipping a bolt between the climbs  so you can hang the draws on Troll Dance). Direct bolt line offers the  best rock and climbing.