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This is the left hand route which moves through a steep, diagonaling 5.8ish crack.
This is the left hand route which moves through a ...
Ryan Leigh cruising the steep left line on "Eat Leigh Love Bag."
Ryan Leigh cruising the steep left line on "Eat Le...
Josh Gale traversing under and into the right hand route's roof. Say that eighty-five times, fast!
Josh Gale traversing under and into the right hand...
Working through the roof section of "Cierra Nevada."
Working through the roof section of "Cierra Nevada...
This is a close-up of the Smitty's Caterpillar formation.    <br />On this rock lies two obvious crack lines. The left line, "Eat Leigh Love Bag," starts on a varnished slab in a tight dihedral joining with a diagonaling crack, and then through the caterpillar to the top. The right line, "Cierra Nevada," begins on a low angle, varnished slab with a tips crack, then traverses under and out through a roof. Both routes eventually meet in the middle of the formation at varnished rock resembling a caterpillar, and then continue to the top. Gear anchor. Walk off south (climber's left).
This is a close-up of the Smitty's Caterpillar for...
This photo shows the Smitty's Caterpillar formation lying a couple hundred yards northwest and directly uphill from the "Peaches," climb (Children's Crag) in Willow Springs. The scramble for the climbs starts to the right of the gigantic boulder seen in the left hand corner of this photo. Also, its fun to climb "Peaches," and then just cruise on up to Smitty's. Enjoy!
This photo shows the Smitty's Caterpillar formatio...