Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Vernon Stiefel on Oct 17, 2003
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Begin in the left-slanting and low angle flared crack for the route North Overhang (5.9) A medium-sized cam may be placed at the top of the flared crack. Then veer left in an unprotected seam to the first of seven bolts. Continue up the steep face / slab making technical and powerful moves. Reaching the final bolt is extremely difficult (12+ ?). It is easier to angle left (5.11-) and skip the final bolt to the top (slightly runout) as shown on the topo in Bartlett's Guide to Rock Climbs of Hidden Valley.


Quickdraws for many bolts and an optional medium-sized cam. A new two-bolt anchor with chains is at the top.
wasn't this a Mike Lechlinski FA? Dec 18, 2003
TR'd this to check it out - it's all there but those last bolt moves are thin, thin, thin. Just about safe enough, if you can let go to clip! Felt worth the two stars. Nice route. Feb 23, 2006
I redpointed this in '04 or '05 via a very protracted lead (1+ hours). Reaching the last bolt is all but impossible (but probably not quite impossible); instead, head left and runout about 25+ feet up the slippery rappel line at 5.10+/-. Supportive footwear a plus. The first ascent listed "random euros" (Bartlett guide) but that may just be an antiquated euphemism for "rap bolters". Great route and quite desperate to lead. Nov 9, 2008
Lake Tahoe
almostrad   Lake Tahoe
Gave this thing a few goes last spring, and what a stellar j tree slab. I didn't feel like going left at the last bolt was any easier to be honest; maybe I'm just soft. Definitely a sustained and worthwhile line to quest up. Rebolted 03/17 by a kind soul I forget the name of. Dec 15, 2017
Aaron covington
Pinon hills, ca
Aaron covington   Pinon hills, ca
Amazing route, make sure you climb 5.12 slab!! Don’t traverse left, make the smears and go up to the last bolt! Great movement and climbing!! 12b/c for last bolt Dec 11, 2018
Fan Yang
Fan Yang  
Agree that it's solid 5.12 JTree slab following the last bolt up. Super cool and delicate crux moves though! Dec 15, 2018