King Nothing is a means to an end and not a climb worth doing by itself. It is used to reach the belay ledge for White Satin, Lycra, and a few other nearby lines. The climb is located to the left of Asterisk Pass and starts just above a ramp behind a giant boulder. The climb works itself right to left up a chimney before moving onto the face of a rib. At the fifth bolt make a weird move over to the face to your right from the detached bolt. We climbed above the first bolt and clipped at below our waist before following the bolt line straight up to the giant ledge.
The climbing lacks any real aesthetic and the rock doesn't always feel like it's very strong, much of it covered in lichen. To rappel off the ledge, used the fatty Metolious hangers located on the right hand side of the the ledge on a big bulging chunk of rock. This will get you down to the base of the climb.
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