Avg: 3 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is an excellent and unknown route. Hike the Fern Lake trail for 1 and 1/2 miles to a bridge. Scramble up the hillside to the right; the Colossus is a dome with its east side seemingly shorn off, left of a prominent, orange prow. The walk is long enough to induce one to do other routes in the area as well.
P1-just up from the SE corner of the Dome, find a clean, 100 foot long vertical hand crack--classic 5.8. Belay on the ridge.
P2-climb steep and blocky but flawless rock above the belay (5.8 R), and continue more easily up nice cracks to the top.
Descend to the west.