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This route straightens out Goat Food
, climbing its excellent crux pitch and adding a considerable amount of hard climbing. Expect continuous strenuous climbing.
1) Dice your way up to the base of the corner, over a crazy fin to a really small fixed nut. Follow the corner past technical, strenuous and sustained moves to the end of the dihedral. Step slightly left and follow a series of corners to a belay on a small ledge by a small roof. 5.11 A0, 120 feet (this will be 11+ or 12- when done clean).
2) Place good gear, step over the roof and punch it up to a small ledge. From here, continue up the corner past a larger roof at around 40 feet. Then follow a chimney system up to the spacious ledge below Goat Food's
crux. 5.11, 170 feet.
3) Climb Goat Food's
fantastic, left-facing corner crux, step right at the roof, then back left to a ramp system and belay on another comfortable ledge. 5.11a, 130 feet.
4) Climb the steep, blocky crack directly above the belay to the ridge crest. 5.10-, 60 feet.
Scramble to the top of the buttress.
Start about 50 feet right of Goat Food
, below a left-leaning, obtuse, left-facing corner.
Some nuts and cams from purple TCU to #5 C4. It is probably worth doubling up on the small to mid-size ones.