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1. Climb the corner to the overhang. Step right and then up and left - a tricky move. Continue left past an optional tree belay to small ledges below a face near an outside corner.
2. Climb left and up the face, past a large flake, to an overhang. Climb through the overhang, then another overhang, and up right to the GT Ledge and tree belay.
At the large right-facing corner uphill and right of the McCarthy Wall (Coexistence et al.).
Standard Gunks rack. Rappel from tree - be careful to move your knot below the notch, as stuck ropes have happened.
BETA PHOTO: Ok view of 2nd pitch.
P1 of Overhanging Layback
BETA PHOTO: P2 - Large flake (3ft long) broke off below roof
BETA PHOTO: P2 - broken-off flake below roof.
|Comments on Overhanging Layback
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May 21, 2009
The "optional belay" tree in the corner is dead. It still has slings on it though. A better descent option to rap from the tree at the top of P2 to the bolts that are 25ft left of you when you're at the P1 belay. I'm not sure what route that is - something just right of co-ex.
Sep 6, 2010
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13
Beware of the white flaky rock beneath the first overhang on pitch 2. Most of it flexes and wobbles when you pull or step on it which can't be avoided as you step up to the overhang. Go lightly. A large block off to the left is completely detached and just sitting on the block beneath it.
From: Seattle, WA
Oct 22, 2012
I recently got a rope stuck on the rappel off of this route, at the notch right at the top lip. I noticed that a previous tick here on MP says the same happened to them. So: be mindful of your rope flossing that notch. It's definitely best to bring the knot down with you past the lip. Double 60m ropes will still get you down to the ground even if you bring the knot down past the lip in this way.
|By Jon Booth|
Oct 8, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
While my partner was coming up, a large flake (~3ft long) broke off, just below the roof on P2. It seemed like a highly used hold, as it was covered in chalk. I posted a couple of pictures for a better description. Oct 5th, 2013.