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Me goofing off past the crux, near the top of Half...
This route is located on the southwest face of the grouse slab , which is a five minute hike around to the left of the main face of Grouse Slab.
From the parking area heading towards the main climbing area of Grouse Slab, this wall is uphill and to the left, and you can see the routes of the Southwest Face on the approach before going around the Slab downhill and to the right.
Once you can see the 9 routes of the Southwest Face from the PCT (this applies for approaches from both sides), head uphill for about 3 minutes on a thin trail through the manzanita bushes.
Half Hit is on the left side of the Southwest Face, and is the crack immediately left of the leftmost bolted arete called One Toke Arete (5.10+).
Half Hit is a crack of varying width, with a not so comfortable move about 8 feet off the ground.
small to medium, up to 2". Use a directional from small to large, and the top anchors of One Toke Arete for a toperope.
Brian cleaning Half Hit at Grouse Slab. This clim...
From: Oakland CA
Apr 18, 2008
This is a great fingercrack that takes awesome gear, I have no idea why it was given an R rating here.
Admittedly, there is a low techy crux, but you can stuff this thing full of gear. I placed a small cam from the ground so I'd have a spotter, and sewed it up with a couple yellow and red aliens.
Great climb with cool tiny knobs on the face, only wish it was longer, the fun was over soon after it had begun.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 21, 2009
Absolutely not an R.
This crack feels really polished for some reason and, in the sun on a moderately warm day, I almost thought I was going to grease off on the upper half (right before it eases off).
|By Josh Cameron|
Apr 24, 2012
For me, this crack is easier (and more fun) than Greener Pastures. It is more intense climbing for the first half of the climb, but then it eases off quite a bit. Takes bomber pro and bomber fingers. Definitely undeserving of the "R" rating as the pro placement is rather textbook.