Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Jon Lonne & Dave Ohlsen, September 1976
Page Views: 1,943 total · 11/month
Shared By: Tony B on Jan 3, 2006 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This line is described as being on Gateway Rocks, but is actually an east-facing line about half-way between the Gateway and the Tumbling Rainbow formation. This short, striking fingercrack stands alone and is obvious when viewed from most points on the south or east sides of the Valley Loop trail. Approach as for routes such as Semi Tough but continue further west to the east-facing wall.

Belay in the jumbled boulders at the base of the route and cast off upwards on good locks with good gear for the entire route. Descend via easy  walkoff/down-climb to the climbers right.

If it were a full pich long, it would be a classic, but it's just too short to rave about. I guess for it's length it is great. In fact, if it were 3X as long, it would be a whole pitch! Fun none the less.

Protection

1 run of cams from the smallest you have to 2".A few larger units for a top-anchor/belay if desired. Nuts could also be used to pro the entire line.

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