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BETA PHOTO: Yours follows the crack/flake just left of the rop...
This is a pleasant two pitch route with a variety of well-protected climbing: jamming, liebacks, face climbing, and a crux mantle near the top. It is in the shade most of the day.
standard rack, with one bolt at the crux on pitch 2
First half of pitch 1.
Leading 1st pitch
|By Ryan Strickland|
From: Idyllwild, CA
Oct 30, 2010
Fun route. I've done both the 5.7 and the 5.8 variation on the first pitch. The flakes on the 5.7 route are pretty thin and don't inspire confidence in your pro. The 5.8 variation is challenging, be sure to bring enough small cams (<0.5 camalot) and nuts for the flaring crack.
Sep 2, 2011
Great climb to start the day, stays fairly in the shade (from the face of flower) for most of the day. 1st belay station has a huge ledge with bolts. The only part I thought was "sketch" but still safe is the flakes after the first belay station (as noted in the topos from the book). The rock sounds hollow when you slap it a little. So just be careful on where you place your weight when going through that section.
The slab section on the 2nd pitch was fantastic fun, protected with one bolt.