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I Just Told You
Avg: 2.1 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|FA:||Gib Lewis & Charles Cole, December 1979|
|Page Views:||506 total · 3/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Jan 3, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis line starts to the left of the moderate cracks on the south end of the west face known as Ranger JB and Ranger JD.
The line starts to the left of these and rises up and right on increasingly difficult terrian to where the crack runs out. There are 3 choices, and in increasing order of difficulty they are:
A) 5.10b: From a tiny pod in the crack where a hand-sized cam can be fidgeted, abandon the seam and climb directly up to a horizontal and traverse from there to the right to gain a well protected handcrack to finish.
B) 5.10d: From that pod, crimp out and right on bad feet to reach a spot where a single very long move can be made directly up to the same horizontal. Your pro is a bit below you and is only so-so. A fall would be exciting.
C) 5.11?: Continue directly in the seam on crumbling rock up and right directly to the bottom of the leaning handcrack up top. Holds are popping off, adding to the difficulty. Your pro is some distance down and left and is not that great. Hope the holds you grabbed are good.
Belay as for the other routes on this end of the rock and descend by rapping from summit anchors.