|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches, 200'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]|
|FA:||Graham & St. Marie|
|Submitted By:||david goldstein on Jul 3, 2007|
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From: La Mesa, CA
Jul 5, 2007
There is a direct start variation for the first pitch. Instead of going up left to the bolt on the pillar and traversing back right, you can head up a gear protected trough on the right side of the belay ledge straight up to the second bolt. It is possible to climb this pitch without clipping any bolts, but the placements appear better than they actually are.
A 3.5 camalot is useful for a short ow section after the crux on the second pitch.
Aug 6, 2009
The start described above is probably the most logical.
Can be done as one long pitch with a 60m rope.
The guide includes both pitches in the description of this route (referring to the original description remarks regarding the first pitch).