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BETA PHOTO: Sean Mitchell Raps Easy Street
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The easiest route to the pleasant summit of Fin One. When combined with Ghetto Cruiser, a two star combo.
Start from a ledge/ramp above the Ghetto Cruiser dihedral on the SW face of Fin One. Both Ghetto Cruiser and Easy Street can be combined and is recommended, but rope drag may be an issue over the roof above the Ghetto Cruiser dihedral. A belay in the wide slot is not recommended. Work your way toward the SW arete via a wide ramp. A small stopper will protect the traverse. Once on the arete, the glory begins as huge heucos lead the way along the blunt arete. It is easy and it is fun. Rap from the two bolt ancher on the flat, sunporch of a summit. It is a two rope rap to the base of the SW face.
Light rack. (the remnants of your Ghetto Cruiser rack will do)
BETA PHOTO: Climbers on the independent start to Easy Street, ...
From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 21, 2003
As Michael suggests, combining this with Ghetto Cruiser makes for an enjoyable 160' linkup. I was able to keep the ropedrag to a tolerable level using a double length sling on the traverse (which protects well with a blue TCU). The anchor bolts look okay, but the bolt hangers and sun-bleached tat is in bad shape (9/03). A good service project to the climbing community would be to replace these with 1/2" stainless hangers and eliminate the webbing rat's nest/eyesore.
An alternative to the double-rope rap mentioned is 2 single rope raps. First one takes you to a large tree in between Fins 1 and 2 (the first belay for Ichiban Arete). Second one gets you to the ground.