The Route Formerly Known as Face
5.10c YDS 6b French 20 Ewbanks VII UIAA 20 ZA E2 5b British
Avg: 2.7 from 30 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 90 ft (27 m)|
|FA:||Jim Thornburg, 2013|
|Page Views:||3,516 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||Brian Quiter on Apr 6, 2002 · Updates|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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This climb ascends the face just right of Chouinard's Crack (5.9+). Well, actually it traverses ~8' right onto the face just after the crack crux (you'll know...). After another 15' of face climbing, which gets continually easier, the holds run out and there is a brief stretch of slab before reaching a ledge and the final 20' to the anchors.
On top of the upper tier, there is a medium-sized tree. People used to top-rope off of this, but it called for a ton of webbing. Now you can use this tree to rappel to glue-ins just over the lip. Set your top-rope off of these!
Or, you can lead it: a couple of big cams for the crack and a smaller one for the traverse (something like a 4, 5, and .75), and then clip 6 bolts going up and over the face.