Type: Trad, 190 ft (58 m), 2 pitches
FA: Randy Vogel and Dave Evans, February 1976
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 10, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, Mike Morley, C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Gunkswest

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This is a really fun two pitch route that is well worth doing when in the area. It's easily as good as the Comic Book route and more interesting too, although it typically has fewer stars.

P1) Start on the most obvious crack splitting the face - this is the Comic Book route (5.9+)- and climb it past some wide sections to a dyke. Traverse left 20 feet to a bolted belay on the dyke.

P2) Climb sporty friction past three bolts from the belay, aiming for a crack which leads to a ledge.

  • To descend there exists several options - 
  1.  From the ledge with bolts scramble up an awkward crack to the top of the formation. From here downclimb/scramble to the west down a rocky gully and then circle around the toe of the formation back to your pack. This should take about 10-15 minutes if you hit it right.
  2.  Rap the route from anchors after the second pitch (165 feet/50 meters) - with two (2) ropes.
  3.  Rap 85 feet/26 meters from the top anchors down and right to the anchor atop the first pitch of Comic Book. From here a second 85 foot/ 26 meter rap leads to the ground.  - This is the easiest way to go as it requires a single rope, but it's not advisable if other parties are climbing the Comic Book route.

Location Suggest change

Just left of the Comic Book route on the main face of the crag.

Protection Suggest change

3 bolts (3/8"), gear to 3 inches; all belays are bolted (3/8").