Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Jay Ladin, Mike Strassman 1983
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Shared By: Vincent Greene on Apr 15, 2005
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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This is found on Rupley tower E. From the gully between towers C and D, go up the chimney to the southwest (right side facing downhill). The route starts at a wide crack by a small tree. Directly opposite from an opening overlooking the tri-level spire. Stay mostly right of the crack to keep the route at the grade. Fun route for a new leader.


Bring a full set of nuts and cams in the 1-2.5" range. I used a #4 camalot near the bottom to keep from rolling all the way down to the Tri-level spire. Chains at the top.


I have now climbed this a number of times, call me wimpy if you must, but I think this is harder than 5.6. Sep 27, 2005
A.P.T.   Truckee,Ca
Yup, more of a 5.7! When someone calls me a wimp or puss I just agree and acknowlede them with a nod. Feb 5, 2007
Las Vegas, NV
E IV   Las Vegas, NV
Good climb - great pro all the way up. Could be a sketchy start if you try using 5.6 "footwork"- I give it 5.7. Oct 26, 2008
Vyache G  
This was my first ever trad lead; great gear and great placement stances all the way up Mar 27, 2018