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This route needs some cleaning. I found it to be dirty and crumbly; as such it is not so hot. From the chain belay on Fred Rasmussen, climb a few more meters of crack, pass a good horizontal to reach a bolt, pass a crux, clip another bolt, then head left to and around a corner onto big puzzle-pieces on a low angle face. Continue to a set of chain anchors.
This climb starts directly above the finish of Fred Rasmussen. Start with that climb, clip the chains with a draw and keep on going...
two bolts protect the difficult climbing. A #3 camalot goes in a horizontal before the first bolt if so desired (maybe 5.8 territory?) and the top might take some gear as if you'd really need it (easy climbing). THere is a 2-bolt/chain anchor up top to rap from all the way to the ledge at the base of Fred Rasmussen with a 70M rope. A 60M should also work, but I didn't check.
|By Ben Folsom|
Aug 27, 2007
This seemed plenty clean to me and very fun. Just continue straight up from Fred Rasmussen anchors and continue up the face passing bolts. Above the last bolt it is a ways to the chains without gear, but easy climbing. The harder climbing is very well protected.