Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Tom Higgins, et. al. 1967
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Shared By: Mark J. Nelson on Nov 7, 2002
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Fun 5.8 friction on gorgeous rock. Some topos list the rappel from here as 85 feet, but a 50m rope does NOT get you to the ground. It gets you to a ledge, from which the ten-foot downclimb is not difficult.


You can optionally get a trad placement in some horizontals below the first bolt. I recommend doing so, because there's some 5.7ish friction between the horizontal and the first bolt. Two bolts to a chain anchor.


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
This route orignally had just one bolt (the top one). It's strange that outraged locals haven't chopped the offending bolt by now. Nov 7, 2002
Fun climb, fairly easy for the grade. A couple of moves of 5.8 past each of the two bolts, otherwise I would say this route is 5.6, 5.7 at most. I'll second the comment about the rappel -- a 50m rope will not get you all the way to the ground. Dec 2, 2002
Yucca Valley, CA
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
Nothing spectacular here. But fun Slab/friction... Dec 9, 2005
Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
The first bolt is in a strange location, a few feet to the left of the path of least resistance. I opted to just skip it, rather than make the smeary moves over to the clip. It makes sense now that I know it was a retrojob. Feb 10, 2010
Rodger Raubach
Rodger Raubach  
A fun climb; my favorite in Echo Cove for the grade. Teriffic rock and great frictional qualities make this route memorable. Sep 8, 2010
I prefer "One Shoe Tapping" to this climb, which I felt to be a little harder. Easy enough to do both from the same anchor. Jan 15, 2012