The Dike Route (aka East Face)
Avg: 3.3 from 8 votes
|Type:||Trad, 1100 ft, 8 pitches|
|FA:||John Bald et al.|
|Page Views:||5,296 total, 35/month|
|Shared By:||Anonymous Coward on May 22, 2005|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Rick Shull, Lurker, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThe route climbs on or near a dike for 1100 feet of well featured face climbing. Climbing is sustained continuous 5.8 with many 5.9 sections and a few short 5.10 cruxes. Expect 20 to 30 foot runouts on 5.8 ground with more protection available during the harder stretches.The route is in the sun in the morning and goes into shade in the mid afternoon. The descent does not return to the base of the route. We found the Laird Davis guidebook description and topo accurate and easy to follow.
We were amazed at the continuous quality of this route; beautiful, relentlessly fun climbing for 900+ feet. Only the last pitch eases off to a nice summit scramble. We did not see any other people all day.