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Through Four More
Trudged up to Through Four More yesterday only to find the bottom very thin and sketchy. I'm not going to say it can't be climbed because there appear to be exciting, interesting lines both to the left and right of the large overhanging block of choss "rock" in the center for the first step. However, after going up 10 or 15 feet and getting one OK piton I decided it wasn't worth risking my ankles on the committing, unprotectable moves above:
On the left it looked like only a few moves on crumbling rock, moss and weeds to where one could get some decent small cams below the overhang before doing some fun and exciting moves up and left to the ice.
To the right the climbing looked much cleaner and more aesthetic, but totally unprotectable... except that the rock looked like it was good enough to take a couple bolts.
I'm wondering what people think about the idea of adding a couple bolts to the bottom of this route? It seems like the lower curtain often melts out, but with a couple bolts it could be a lot of fun - and still fairly exciting...