|The Plaque Wall
Climb up and left in the finger crack on a slab to the base of the roof. There, pull the roof in the off-finger crack, possibly using a face hold out right. At the horizontal hand crack, head up and left to join Patio Direct at the ledge. Finish on Patio Direct. Great rock.
May feel 10+ if you're taller than 5'10".
In the patio area, this climb ascends the short overhanging crack leading up to the patio ledge halfway up. Start in the left angling finger crack on the raised ledge.
Pro to 3.5". 2 bolt anchor. Rap, lower, or hike off into the gully left of this area.
|Comments on Instant Karma
|By Terry Andrews|
Feb 20, 2014
Although I think that at least one guide book has mistakenly listed the first ascent in 1986, I actually did the first ascent in December 1978. Friends had just come out and I had just got three of them for Christmas. Sam Audrain and I went to Sam's Throne and the first climb I got on was Instant Karma. I plugged my new friends in and got it clean on my first try. A local guy that watched and photographed us informed me that I had done the first ascent of "Instant Karma" when I reached the top!