With great position, fun moves and an involved approach, The Long Haul is touted as one of the Western Slopes best manufactured 13a's.
Using fixed lines, scramble up 50 feet of steep choss until you reach a nice ledge with a two bolt anchor. Either belay your partner up or continue climbing.
Right off the ledge, you are greeted with an insecure sequence of slopers and sidepulls that bring you over a small bulge. Twenty feet of decent edges with the occasional rest lead to a slightly scooped area where you can cop a small rest before the crux. A big move off an undercling and a few smallish edges get you to a pod. Traverse directly left on good holds, make one hard go-again move and gun for the anchors on good but very pumpy holds.
You can reach the ground with a 70 meter rope.
Follow the web of ropes that lead to the top of a pillar. The Long Haul is the right route.
Bolts and a two bolt anchor. At the time of this submission, this route is fully equipped with draws. BEWARE!!! Some of the runners on these draws are severely sun damaged.
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