Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Bob Gaines and Rondo Powell, November 1987; FFA: Tom Herbert, December 1988
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin ., Vicki Schwantes

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Around and left from EBGB's is this excellent route that sees even less traffic than it's neighbor.

An undercut and bouldery start (very reachy) leads to high-quality face moves that end atop the EBGB's block. Originally done with a point of aid at 5.11b A0, the route was later freed. There is an anchor in the center of the block (same as for EBGB's) and the rap is off bolts on the opposite side of the formation.


6 bolts, anchors


Bob Gaines  
I don't believe this route has been freed without a pile of cheat stones. On the first ascent, I brought some milk crates to stand on to drill the first bolt. Without cheat stones, you'll need the leaping abiltiy of Kobe Bryant just to jump up and latch the first handholds. Dec 22, 2008
My experience on this route (BITD) confirms what Bob states. Even with the cheat stones, the route was wicked hard. Apr 6, 2010
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Sounds like a job for Dean Potter. With his height and ape index the pile of stones likely wouldn't be an issue. Aug 9, 2014
Bob Gaines  
Aid off the first bolt, then the rest of it is fun, well-protected face climbing (5.11b) past 5 more bolts. Nov 27, 2015