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The route, with approximate belay sites.  The first pitch is blocked by the trees.
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Jordan K
Oct 6, 2006
The route, with approximate belay sites. The first pitch is blocked by the trees.  
San Diego, CA
mschlocker   San Diego, CA
Pitches 4 and 5 seem to be a little to the left of my experience. We took a straight shot to the top which got us there in 5 pitches, 700+ feet of rope. May 13, 2007
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
mschblocker...if you didn't do the route as indicated in the photo, you obviously missed the infamous and improbable "step around" on the fourth pitch. There are so many possible variations and linkups it's difficult to know what you did in 5 pitches. Thank you, Jorday K, for the great photo and beta. Sep 30, 2012
Pitches 1, 2, and 4 seem pretty much like what I've usually done. On P2, I think what is shown is probably the 5.7 variation, although it's a little hard to tell on this scale, since it's only a short distance to the left of one of the standard 5.4-ish routes.

Pitch 3 seems inaccurate to me. It shows a straight line toward the tree, but that doesn't go at 5.4 -- I haven't attempted it, but it looks like maybe a 5.10 or 5.11 move to get past the second fixed pin. To climb this at a grade of 5.4, you need to take a detour to the right and then come back left to the tree.

On pitch 5, the topo shows a route that passes underneath the second tree, continues traversing, and then ascends the big gully. I'm sure this works, but haven't done it that way. I've normally turned uphill before even getting to the second tree. This brings you to the gully at a position only about 10 feet below the start of the ledge for pitch 6. Oct 31, 2015

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