This route ascends the huge dihedral/arch on the West Face.
Climb dikes into a smooth chimney. Higher, offwidth and fist lead past a bolt to a belay.
Climb offwidth to a roof and hand-traverse out of the corner.
Climb up to "Craven Image".
Pro to 4".
Mar 8, 2007
Awesome route, I would maybe even take some larger gear these days!
If you like your fisty/liebacks then this is a must do for you...you can actually "see through" to the other side on part of this route.
Pillar belay is spectacular!
Jul 30, 2011
An amazing route! Really fun chimney on the first pitch leads to a short but sweet fisty second pitch. If you bring 2 #3's and 2 #4's you'll feel really safe and secure.
Jun 22, 2013
First two pitches are fantastic! I would recommend 3 #4 C4s. One rap w/two 60m ropes will get you back to the base of the climb from the bolted P2 belay.
|By Colonel Mustard|
From: Reno, NV
Jun 8, 2014
If you scrambled up to the base of the climb, the first pitch can be TRd or rapped with a 70m. Probably the first two pitches can be rapped in two with a 70m.
For one reason or another we only did the first pitch, but what a pitch it is. It felt like a bit of Yosemite at the the Leap with some of the tastiest wide climbing I have climbed in Tahoe. It is a complete head scratcher this thing isn't as popular as Hospital Corner and the like.