Type: Trad, 3 pitches Fixed Hardware (1)
FA: B. Culp, 1960s
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
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Description

This is a great beginner lead, but it is a little runout on the last pitch of 6. The final pitch (same as last pitch of Yellow Spur) is spectacular, however. Start with Swanson Arete start up the West Chimney, but continue to traverse right along the Red Ledge to a right-facing dihedral. Follow the dihedral until it ends, then traverse right on an exposed and thin face. Continue up a good crack. The last pitch ascends a uniquely textured arete with a great view.

Protection

Standard rack extra wired stoppers and runners. (Bring extra rope for raps.)

Descent

Downclimb (N) to the notch and make 3 double rope raps, or downclimb to the East side of Redgarden.

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