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Face cracks and ledges left of "The Fault" chimney.
Pro to 1".
From: Wenatchee, WA
Jun 12, 2013
I love how this short pitch sandbags the unsuspecting climber. Standing at the base looking up at it, one notices decent cracks for jamming and pro. However, once you launch into it, the route feels immediately steeper and more serious. The feet, it turns out, aren't as generous as you thought. And it's hard to hang around to place pro. If you have a long reach, then overall the crux may feel a tad easier. But Mr. Clean is every bit the 5.10c it is rated!
Aug 31, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Completely agree with Jplotz's comment! My short person beta is: Climb it with your left hip turned in!