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Far right finger of the Flying W.
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Oct 20, 2014
Far right finger of the Flying W.  
Pitch 1. Negotiate the chockstone. If there is not much snow coverage, the right side is slightly less overhanging, but the finish is much sketchier. The chimney on the left side may be easier to negotiate with a cleaner finish.

After the chockstone, look for a piece of webbing with a quicklink in a crack on the left face. Belay from here or simulclimb the second pitch.

Pitch 2. Moderate snow ends at a constriction that has multiple options for protection (girth hitch slings around chockstones; several cam placements). The less snow, the longer the line you have to climb. Good tool placements for pulling up and over. Look for a piton on the left side wall for the next belay station.

Pitch 3. Simulclimb to a large boulder, and belay from the left and out of the fall line. If there is a large amount of snow, this will be a short step. If not, a moderate mixed move will get you over the constriction. Ample opportunities for a good belay anchor above the chockstone to the left side of the route.

Pitch 4. Simulclimb moderate snow to the plateau.

Downclimb to the (left) south or take Little Italy (right) to the north. Rappelling is possible on natural gear as well as with the piton and webbing. Use with discretion. Oct 20, 2014

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