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This route is on the down hill side of the Carnivore boulder. Start by pulling into the V formed where the Matterhorn boulder touches the Top Choice boulder. The crack angles from right to left as it climbs, and eventually goes vertical at the top of the boulder. The rock is high quality granite, and the crack gets wider in the middle (good hand jams).
The climb starts in an alcove formed by three boulders (Matterhorn, Flathead, and Carnivore) Look for the beautiful hand crack splitting a slightly overhung face.
A top rope anchor can easily be set by climbing the backside of the boulder and setting pro in the crack. Trad protection only
Terry Andrews making the Choice on Top Choice.
|By marc rosenthal|
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 19, 2010
One of the best hand cracks in the area. Delicate lie back moves to a pod with good finger locks. The last 3 ft of are every bit of 5.10+.