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Bryan cleaning the crux section.
Large rock stairs up to a birch tree. Followed by fun corner crack climbing.
Northern Ramparts. Roughly 150 yards Northeast from the parking lot. Trail meets a clearing at the cliff. Half way down the cliff there is a large birch tree.
Full rack. Cams .5 to 4
By Bryan Karban
Aug 29, 2011
This climb does not get much traffic, but is worth doing especially if it gets cleaned up. The last 20 feet are what make the climb with a mildly overhanging dihedral forming the crux and making for some great exposure! As of now, there is a massive loose flake that provided the underclings from which one could move into the crux diehedral. This flake could come off at any time and would crush the climber who commits her full body weight to the double underclings. The belayer, also, is in the fall line of this flake. The climb can be done without the flake at a full grade harder (5.9).
By Ryan Justen
From: St. Paul, MN
Aug 20, 2012
I'll 2nd the comment above about loose rock and avoiding it. Great warm up climb for nearby routes