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BETA PHOTO: Third Crack
Find the right-most crack which drops into a large overhang. The overhang is fun to pull if you want to start it that way. Follow the crack to the ledge above. There is a good crack at the top to set a belay, or you can hike up to the pine trees and set one from there. The crux section is pulling through the bulge in the center of the climb, but it is well protected. The rest of the route is pretty sustained, but there are some rests. Most people consider this route 5.7+.
Standard CT Rack.
Oct 1, 2012
Looks safer than it is. A lot of the crack is flared and does not take pro very well. It's not a long route so place as much as you can, when you can.
You can create toprope anchors at the trees or by slinging the block at the top with a cordelette.
Nov 8, 2012
I disagree with it not taking pro very well. There's great gear the whole way. The pro may be a little strenuous to place at the bottom, but if you get your body into good position you can hang on and find bomber gear. Getting up underneath the overhang you have to make a couple moved where your feet are ~2 feet above your gear, but other than that you're never far from your last piece. Also, pulling the crux is super well protected by either smaller cams or nuts.
Awesome climbing, well protected, a must do moderate if you come to Pinnacle.
May 8, 2013
uhhhh...Dude, you decked from 25 feet up when your pro all blew! At least you didn't land on me. ;^)
May 8, 2013
Ha... glad all are okay but I think this is really funny. Typical CT stuff here... oh yeah great gear, until you actually fall on it.