Avg: 2.7 from 292 votes
Trad, TR, 160 ft (48 m)
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|Shared By:||Dawn DuPriest on Apr 28, 2001 · Updates|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
The traverse to the belay ledge is 4th class but exposed; it is a good idea to rope up on it. From the roomy belay ledge, the crack goes straight up - no rope drag and no route finding. The start is the most intimidating part, but it is easier than it looks.
Holds are generously placed in and around the crack and always where you need them. There are a few easy jams and manteling moves. It feels harder than 5.2 - it's steep, and the wind blowing through the canyon gives the climb some exciting exposure. It has beautifully solid rock and wonderful, wonderful pro. I placed my entire set of stoppers and several hexes into the crack.
Rappel from the two bolt anchor that is shared with West Face [Whale's Tail] and West Dihedral on the top of the route.
If you are learning to lead, you must make this one of your first! Beautiful.