Type: Trad, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: Bob Bradley
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000
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An interesting, old classic up the East Owl, and one of the most reasonable ways to reach the summit. Hike the Gem Lake trail for 1/4 mile past a large boulder, and take the approach trail leading left to Hen and Chicken/Bowls of the Owls. The route starts above the Hen and Chicken Buttress, just right of the East Owl's SE corner.

P1-Get on top of a boulder, and take the left-most crack (currently sporting a piton). Pull around to the left (5.8), and continue up mildly runout, but easier and enjoyable terrain. Belay on a huge ledge.

P2-surmount a large block, then turn an A-shaped roof (exciting 5.8, tcu or small nut at your feet). Continue up 5.7 terrain to the top, with intermittent pro. 5.7 variations to the right and left avoid the roof, but they are reputedly quite run-out.

Scramble a ways west to find the descent.

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Standard rack to a #3 Friend.