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|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Dave Johnson and Pete Robinson, 1964|
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|Shared By:||Matt Bauman on Dec 31, 2000|
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When closed, the closures include the named rock formations and the areas surrounding the base of the formation. This includes all climbing routes, outcroppings, cliffs, faces, ascent and descent routes, and climber's access trails to the formation.
Areas not listed are presumed to be open. These closures will be lifted or extended as conditions dictate.
For up to date closures visit: nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
P1. Left of George's Tree, locate a large crack (starts hands-offwidth bulge to chimney). Jam and chimney your way up to the ledge (long pitch), ~150'.
P2. Take grooves/cracks up to tree belay (50 feet). [This can be linked with P1].
P3. Take the LARGE, right-facing dihedral up the ever steepening wall, past a bulge (crux) and onto Fang ledge....very long pitch (60m).
P4. Get on top of the Fang and jam steep cracks straight up, past bulge, to tree where angle eases back (can continue to summit via easy cracks or belay here).
P5. Climb easy cracks up and left to summit (avoiding headwall) or take one of many cracks up and right to headwall (see guidebook).
Descend east and south in steep gully systems or rappel from trees down gully (if wet, dark or scared).
Per chipacles: bailing off even the first pitch [may] require two ropes or leaving gear behind.