Avg: 3.9 from 332 votes
|Type:||Trad, 380 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Brian Smith & Dana Geary, 1975|
|Page Views:||34,176 total · 162/month|
|Shared By:||Jakester on Mar 22, 2003 with 1 Suggestions|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
Check for current Raptor closure conditions at:
Before undertaking, check at the vistor center as this climb has been subject to raptor closings in years past.
Climb gets summer shade after 11 am.
P1 (.10b) The climb begins with two options: either a one inch or a three inch crack, both splitter. Pick one and jam beautiful cracks to the first short, 10b offwidth crux, which protects really well with a 3.5 Camalot.
P2 (5.9+ or easy 5.10) Pitch two goes at 5.9+ or easy 5.10, depending on your height. Cruise up and left from the belay, working through some great .9 terrain until you clip a good bolt on the "puzzle piece" before a splitter roof. Surmount the roof, then up more .9 to the second belay, a tree with slings.
P3 Begins with some really fun, easy, lower-angled cracks and gets progressively more difficult as you near the chains. Save those green Camalots. The pitch ends on a large ledge, from which you rap off 60 meters to a hanging rap anchor. Rap another 60 to the ground.