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Trad, 95 ft,
Avg: 3.5 from 1,211
FA: FFA: Woody Stark, Bill Briggs and Dick Webster, 1967
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One of the best and most accessible of the easier moderates, Double Cross is perhaps the most climbed (i.e, crowded) route in the entire Park. Those who have not yet developed basic jamming technique will find this route quite difficult. Although easily protected, this route has been the site of several serious injuries and a few fatalities over the years.
Begin by climbing 25' up and then traverse left to gain the main crack. Continue for another 70' of stellar hand to fist crack. Belay from 3-bolt anchor.
[Hide Photo] Leading Double Cross for the second time in as many weeks. I'm pretty sure this is the way it's most commonly done (and easiest). the first piece of pro you need is right where you hop into the c…