Type: Trad, 60 ft (18 m)
FA: Kevin Powell and Darrel Hensel, December 1978
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Boulder up fairly high past some stiff moves to a bolt and continue up past two more to the top. Gear needed for anchor and walk off right (climber's). 

  • An interesting bit of trivia - On the first ascent the resourceful climbers dragged a picnic table over to the base of the wall, stood it on end, and finished drilled the first bolt standing atop it.

More about that 1st bolt Suggest change

"Just wanted to clarify the comment about the picnic table. It is true, that is how the first bolt was eventually drilled. But, first Hensel and I spent about an hour climbing up and down, taking turns standing on the holds that you clip the first bolt off of now and hand drilling. Back then the drill bits we were using were brittle and if you hit the drill handle a little off center the bits would sometimes break. Just as I was finishing the hole that is exactly what happened. Rather than repeat that whole process over, we brought the picnic table over stood on it and re-drilled the hole." (Kevin Powell)

Location Suggest change

This is the first route to the right of a slanting chimney/crack on the mid-section of the northwest face.

Protection Suggest change

3 bolts (3/8"), gear to 3 inches for anchors