Avg: 3 from 220 votes
Trad, 4 pitches
|FA:||Layton Kor, Ben Chidlaw, 1957.|
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The closure includes the following climbing routes: The Naked Edge (last 3 pitches only), The Diving Board, Centaur, Redguard (last 3 pitches only), Red Ant, Semi-Wild, Anthill Direct (last 3 pitches only), and The Sidetrack.
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Pitch 1 goes straight up from the bottom of the buttress starting right behind the Whale's Tail. It is runout 5.5 with one fixed pin to a bolted belay.
Pitch 2 traverses right on a horizontal crack under a bulge to the lip. Place your last piece here and run it out all the way back the way you came on a 5.4 ramp. This pitch is about 90 feet but only about 35 feet of elevation are gained.
Pitch 3 traverses right past a bolt and over a bulge before following another easy ramp way back to the left.
Pitch 4 traverses right for about 30 feet until the angle eases off enough to walk off the East Slabs.
Eds. There is a straight up crack-like finish that goes at 5.9.