Searching for Ingraham
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A failed attempt to find Ingraham's route "SouthWest Wall". What we ended up on was a dirty crack with deteriorating holds. I'm only including this as beta so other climbers can learn what to avoid.
Starting in a dirty fist crack, climb 15 ft up to a large pointy and unstable flake. From this gain another crack system which angles slightly left. A few face holds on either side of the crack help, but are not very solid (we broke a couple off completely). The crack thins down to a crux about 40ft up. Commit to the dicey crux and gain a thank-god ledge. Bail-away, the nex tpitch looks even worse.
Approach as for Normal Route up to Dark Canyon. A short distance into dark canyon are two very large conifers (A ponderosa and a fir I think) only 20 ft apart. This climb starts up a crack directly behind the fir tree.
The cracks on this climb actually offer decent cam placements, except when they are real shallow. We left a long puprle poot sling at the belay ledge.
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