Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Janet Wilts & John Long, May 1977
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Shared By: Steve Powell on Apr 3, 2004
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Located on Hound Rock, this route is about five feet to the right of the route Tossed Green. Start on an easy slab which leads into the crack proper. Climb up to a rotten downward pointing flake. Surmount this (crux) and continue up the crack to the top. There are rap slings around a large boulder at the top of the crack. The poor rock on this route is in contrast to the good rock on the other Hound Rock routes.


Medium to large cams


vincent L.
Redwood City
vincent L.   Redwood City
a fairly undignified route that should only be climbed to access "tossed Green" to the left. Feb 6, 2005
This route wasn't so bad if you like wide rotten cracks. I for one hate wide rotten cracks so I was glad to pass the lead to my partner. I would say this route is a good warm up to Tossed Green or on your way to the White Cliffs of Dover. Mar 26, 2005
The rap slings are no longer there. Walk off climbers left. Apr 30, 2006
Pat C
Pat C   Honolulu
not fun Mar 23, 2009
72HW Holly
Minneapolis, MN
72HW Holly   Minneapolis, MN
Not as bad as all that, but not great either.

The new Vogel Guide (Josh West) claims there are two bolts atop this gem. There are not, so beware. Nov 24, 2009
Artem Lebedev
Santa Monica, CA
Artem Lebedev   Santa Monica, CA
There are no slings at the top. There are, however, slings visible from the top of this climb, but a prudent climber would have to set up a special belay to reach them. Apr 12, 2010
This climb sucks. The downward pointing flake 8ft off the ground is not long for the vertical world and is plain dangerous, and everything else is crumbling. The new "Classics" guide says this route shares the anchor with Tossed Greens, but thats a stretch. The rope does not like getting over there. The only redeeming quality it had was that it let me TR Tossed Greens. Mar 27, 2012