||Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
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|Submitted By: ||Warren Teissier on Jul 9, 2002|
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Interesting crack halfway up.
This route starts near the huge overhang on the south side of the Box and considering how steep things are on this side it provides a really simple, although initially dirty, scramble to the summit.
Start at the switch back that gets you closest to the South face, close to the West side of the huge "scoop" of the South face. Climb up and around some huge, pine needle covered boulders, to reach the face just where a neat ramp leads you west and up towards the summit.
Follow the ramp and worm up behind a chockstone as the ramp, now a chimney, reaches the notch between the two summits. To reach the higher summit, scramble up some 50 ft west up a cool finger crack.
Descent - Downclimb the crack (tricky)back to the notch and hike north and the West.
Standard although most people would solo this route
By Ralph Doane
Sep 30, 2012
Climbed South Ramp last night on full moon. Fun but surprised by crack. Finger? Deep off-width - very awkward. Easier to the south on face past large tree.
By John Worthen
Oct 2, 2012
Yes Ralph...I agree with your confusion on the "finger crack" from the saddle of the two summits. Looked like an offwidth continuous crack that lead up to the higher summit (to the west). Didn't actually follow the crack, so I'm unsure if it continues all the way up to the top.
Looks like it would be fun though, since there didn't seem to be any other options.