A nice, easy handcrack in a left-facing dihedral with great jams and pro. Most people skip the second pitch and rap from bolts at top of first pitch ~50' up.
This crack eats up hand-sized pieces and has a bolted anchor at the top of the first pitch.
Locate the left-facing dihedral just right of the Central Scrutinizer slab and about 20' left of the large, ominous looking offwidth flake.
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|By Chris Chaney|
From: Arvada, Colorado
Sep 27, 2006
Tight hand crack, takes #.75 and #1 camalots well.
|By Dave Goodell|
Oct 26, 2011
The crack widens to take a C4 #3 right before the crack leans right and becomes much more positive. IIRC the rest of the crack is pretty solid C4 #1 below that, so make sure to bring enough gear in that size range.
|By Andy Weinmann|
From: Alexandria, VA
Apr 3, 2014
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
You can do the whole thing in one pitch if you're sure your second won't blow the easy traverse up into the upper v-slot/roof. Set a long runner on the first anchors and traverse right to underneath the slot roof. Sink a #3 cam in a horizontal (not in the roof!) and then maneuver yourself up into the slot. Some chimney moves get you fully up in there. There's a bomber nut placement up there on the right and then you can move up and get a marginal jam so you can clip the anchors. The top is a little tricky to find a good stance and it's not a good place to fall so don't screw up.
On the way down, swing over to the 12a and set the draws on that line…then go get your crimpy sport-climb on!