|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 180'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]|
|FA:||Jim McCarthy and Tim Mutch, 1954|
|Submitted By:||Adam Catalano on Apr 3, 2006|
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By Adam Catalano
From: Albany, New York
Apr 3, 2006
|Decent route if you're looking for a little adventure feel. Kind of dirty, no chalk highway, no fixed pro, tenuous flakes. Aside from first 10', climb is very much in your favor (either straight up or less than vertical). Good to try on a busy weekend day when all the popular routes have waiting lines.|
From: New York, NY
Oct 11, 2010
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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From: Montclair, NJ
Sep 19, 2014
P1: Really fun moves on highly textured PG terrain. Don't stray right -- that's another route. Head more or less straight for the small cedar tree described by Dick Williams.
P3: Either diagonal left out onto the jugs and climb the outside face to the top, OR climb the crack in the obvious inside corner to the top. Both go at 5.5- G, and both give you about 20ft of clean rock followed by easy scrambling to find a solid belay tree.
Sep 21, 2014
The start is either of 2 left facing corners. The one on the left is easier. The one on the right takes you to a dirty, grassy ledge to mantle up on with nothing really useful to hold onto. 1st pitch had some messy grassy ledges, and a 30-40 foot runout. Not hard climbing, but not recommended for a leader not solid at 5.5.
1st pitch belay ledge Cedar Tree had rap slings & rings on it. WTF? It's basically a bush. I wouldn't want to rap on it!
At the GT ledge, there was no anchor, I traversed right and rapped off of Son of Bitchy Virgin.
Not recommended. I found the climbing uninteresting, dirty and runout.