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Avg: 3.1 from 277 votes
|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||John Wolfe and Rob Stahl, June 1971|
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|Shared By:||C Miller on Dec 31, 2004|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionP1) Face climb up a smooth, run-out apron of rock past one bolt to a ledge with belay bolts.
P2) A short pitch with a steep, exposed hand crack takes you to a huge ledge with belay bolts.
P3) Chimney up the featured wide crack which narrows and then turns to a crack up a slab which leads to a belay stance at the base of a vertical section.
P4) Easier climbing up steep but featured cracks takes you to the top (aim for a notch).
It's very possible and perhaps even recommended to combine pitches when possible on this route. Descend by rappelling off the shorter backside via two sturdy bolts which are located just left as you pass through the notch; a single rope will suffice to descend. This is a splendid adventure for the grade and merits four stars out of five.