Slap and Tickle
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Lluis stretching to clip bolt 2.
Jam or lieback an easy hand/fist crack (5.8) to a stance then move left and climb the delicate slabby arete to the top.
Excellent rock, excellent exposure and positioning with moves on the upper slab that are reminiscent of Suicide Rock.
Left side of the west face on the arete.
Gear to 3.5", 5 bolts, anchors
Lluis heading up the "easy" crack.
Lluis getting past bolt 1.
Lluis at the killer traverse.
Chris Owen poised at bolt 3.
always fun to slap and tickle...
|Comments on Slap and Tickle
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Aug 14, 2011
I think this is a classic climb. Be warned that the first bolt clip will be a reach problem if you're shorter that 6 ft.
The arete itself can be seen from Hwy 18 in the early/mid afternoon, illuminated by the sun.