North West Passage @ The Bingo Cave
This is the route exiting the right side of the Bingo World cave. Adam Knoff and I visted the cave in January of 2003 and drilled the first two bolts. As the following images indicate it was kinda loose with big bad blocks.
In 2006 the Magic Wall saw a little summer traffic. We had figured out the andesite was climbable and how to place bolts off of hooks. So Adam and I returned in the fall of 2007 and finished bolting the NW Passage.
Trundle w/ fruit boots.
As it stands the route climbs to the chains - it is 5.6 to the business, then A1 to the roof and then 5.9 (on jugs) to the double bolt anchor to the right of the ice smear. It is still waiting for a free ascent.
Tom Jungst Photo
The name comes from the NW Passage, which went ice free this past summer due to global warming. As this is an excercise in dry tooling and there is no ice needed the pun on global warming seemed appropriate.