This route ascends the S side of the valley massif just left of large, left-facing corner (hooker).
There is a nice, bouldery, double crack start that allows the belayer to escape the sun somewhat. Its probably 5.7ish. Otherwise, scramble up slabs to a ledge to belay.
Follow a stellar crack (mostly hands) up the face and exit through an easy slot. Belay in the shady cave area.
Walk off easily to the climbers right and back down.
Gear to three inches, eats nuts.
Great sunset looking south from belay ledge.
BETA PHOTO: Here is a shot of the base of the route.
Jun 3, 2005
On a cool morning, this is a great route to soak up the sun and get limbered up on.
Feb 20, 2008
Pretty much comparable to a miniature of Ed's Crack.
Aug 9, 2010
A pair of rap anchors has now been added left of the crack so people ropes do not get stuck and so people stop rapping off of the manky old slings.
|By Rodger Raubach|
Aug 30, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
This route has a tendency to get vegetated up in the Spring. Other than dealing with the veggies, a nice route.