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This route climbs the obvious, left-leaning, hand crack that begins roughly 20 feet to the left of Cro-Magnon. The crux moves are relatively close to the ground, so good protection is a must if 5.8+ is your limit.
This route starts 20 feet left of Cro-Magnon on the left side of the Fisherman's Wall. It is also possible to add a short second pitch by continuing up either Wild Women in Love (5.10) or Green Route (5.5).
Standard rack. The emphasis is on medium-size cams. Most people use the small tree at the top of the climb for an anchor, but discretion is advised.
BETA PHOTO: Dave Custer leading Diagonal, belayed by John.
|By Ryan Curry|
Oct 18, 2008
A fun climb that starts steep and moves left with a few funky (and sandy) moves with good gear. A gear anchor will enable you to top-rope it (with directionals). I rapped on the Cro-Mag piton anchor.
|By Kai Troester|
From: Pepperell, MA
May 3, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Rack your cams on the left side, since most of the will be placed when you are hanging on a right hand jam.
The start is quite a bit harder than 5.8 due to the rock being so polished by now. Not really a good lead for 5.8 climbers.