Type: Sport Fixed Hardware (5)
FA: Fred Knapp, Erik Fedor, 1989.
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Shared By: Patrick Vernon on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This is a cool short route on the Whale's Tail directly east of C'est La Vie. The start is quite heady, a 5.8 slab where you wouldn't want to fall. Fortunately the holds are positive. A #1 Camalot protects the first clip, and can be backcleaned after clipping. The route goes up the gently overhanging wall on the west side of the Whale's Tail, around the corner from the 5.2 crack. It is short but pumpy and sustained. The moves are really cool. The pitch ends at a two bolt anchor and can easily be toproped from this anchor.


The 5.11 climbing is well protected with three bolts, the 5.8 slab start has no pro and takes you 20 feet above some jagged boulders. (Ed. Note: Rossiter notes that some RPs may be used for the start.)