Dancing Ladies is a delightful climb up the slab between Central Chimney and Black Dog. Climb one approach pitch up Central Chimney (5.4) to a broad ledge sporting a large tree. Move right past the tree along a narrowing ledge, and set a belay near the ledge's end. Climb up the obvious crack, moving left and back right at times to link discontinuous seams and cracks (5.7). Climb easier slab to the top (5.5 - 4th).
Dancing Ladies offers similar low-angle face/seam climbing to Judy's Jaunt. Truly an enjoyable outting!
This is in the Central Chimney Area.
1 set of cams to 2 inches and 1 set of nuts.
|By Barry Collins|
Nov 12, 2013
We modified the route by climbing the first crack to the right of Central Chimney. My girlfriend plugged a #3 cam low in the crack, then ran it out on face holds left of the crack, then regained the crack to the tree. A much better start than Central Chimney, I'd call it a heady 5.7 on the face. Solid 3 stars with this more direct start IMHO.
| || Climb the left butt cheek. |