Avg: 3.5 from 141 votes
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft (45 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Michael Kennedy & Molly Higgins - 1976|
|Page Views:||13,137 total · 55/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Apr 18, 2003|
|Admins:||slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
RAPTOR CLOSURES: please be aware of seasonal raptor closures. They occur annually in the spring.
Approach up talus and across a ledge system from the right of the formation. Head around the base to the left - this is the first crack system in a dihedral you come to. The first pitch of the route basically starts at fingers and works its way to fists - the crux being getting over the obvious bulge. Belay at fixed anchors 2/3 the way up the tower. The last third of the tower is a delightful struggle up a flaring off-width - the definite crux of the route. "Chimney" is a misnomer for this thing, the only thing I could squeeze in there were chicken wings and knees.
Two ropes gets you completely off the route, but it looked feasible to do it in two, single rope rappels.