Avg: 3.1 from 120 votes
|Type:||Trad, 530 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||24,103 total, 150/month|
|Shared By:||Mark Michaels on Aug 21, 2004|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionPitch 1: Start on the right/west end of the North face, linking small weaknesses to a big ledge at 180+ feet. Build a belay and/or move belay around the corner 50 feet to the right.
Pitch 2: Climb a large left facing corner, staying left below steep roofs....a very smooth slab section is mastered using holds on the right and a long reach. Belay on obvious nice ledge.
Pitch 3: Start by climbing either of two left angling cracks for about 25 feet (fingers on the right, thin hands on the left)....avoid large roof by moving right along a nice shelf/flake (long slings to avoid rope drag!!)....then straight up steeper rock/crack to large shale covered ledge (sling sharp edged boulder for belay).
Pitch 4: Scramble left along the ledge (loose shale!!), and climb 50 feet to summit (sling boulder to belay).
To descend: From the boulders atop the route, scramble south along the shale ridge towards the true summit, and then angle down a nice ramp to the left (east) to a group of pine trees. Three single rope rappels off nice, live pine trees reaches the scree at the base of the northeast face.
EDIT: CAUTION. DO NOT RAP THE BOLTED RAPPEL ANCHORS WITH 1 ROPE!! SEE COMMENTS/2017.