Second East Face
Avg: 2.6 from 46 votes
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||3,823 total · 23/month|
|Shared By:||Peter Gram on Jun 2, 2004|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThe approach for the Second East Face is different than the trail described to the Outside Corner. Instead, park below the JHCOB Wall, then pick a line up the left side of the talus. Contour right, and aim for the lowest trees slightly to the right, and a faint trail can be found. This leads to the base (try not to cross too much scree). Don't do this approach in sandals.
P1) Climb an obvious steep hand crack for ~50 feet to a good ledge (gear anchor). 5.6
P2) Head slightly left, then fire up a thin finger crack. This runs out, and a few moves are a little runout. Finish the pitch up double cracks with a pin to the next ledge. Another gear anchor, 100 feet. 5.7
P3) Various options. A couple of pitons are visible. I found a really nice finger crack slightly to the left which was pretty sweet. Climb up through some trees, than traverse left to finish. 80 feet, 5.7
Descent) Contour left through scrub, than downclimb a short easy gully. This lands you on talus which leads back to the base.