Corvette Summer, 5.9R, 40m
Should anyone ever go put any new routes up on this slab, it would be best served to also retro bolt this route Corvette Summer so is not a shame wasting 40m of this ok slab on dodgy runout climbing. Would not recommend until anyone should decide to bolt like a sport route.
Corvette Summer is found on a unnoticed slab above Eau Claire Campground making it an ok choice if you happen to be camping and are bored in the evening. This is not a sport route! It is a runout gear route with six 2 1/4” bolts except the rap anchor(3”). Furthermore despite the super short approach, it is not the place to take kids or dogs as there is lots of loose rock above the route and around the wall which can come down at Mother Nature’s choosing it seems. The climbing crux is more mental than physical as the runout between bolts after #3 is significant and additional removable pro is tricky to secure – many pitons and various gear sizes may help. There is a loose flake(albeit off route) situated near bolts #3 and #4 so don’t go haul off it if climbing or exploring around here. Further new lines would require bolts.
From two small poplars, head directly up the slab to the first bolt – coming in from the side is off route and not as much fun. Go up past two more bolts, then traverse right avoiding a loose slab flake above(do not grab this!) to another bolt. Follow a shallow crack up and left to a tiny tree(small/med. nuts, short pins). Go up and right to a higher bolt. Go up and slightly left(possible nuts or pins) to a much higher bolt. From here go up(possible pin) and a bit left to the two bolt anchor. Beware of loose rock.