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|Type:||Trad, 4 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
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. Begin with that route, or take Pear Buttress or Thindependence (highly recommended) to the same, sloping ledge.
P2. Climb the right of two parallel thin cracks, with the insecure crux off the ledge. Continue jamming to another belay shared with Loose Ends.
P3. Climb up toward the prominent, left-facing dihedral of Loose Ends, but then make an exciting 5.8 traverse around the corner to the right and find a hand crack, also 5.8. Follow this as it widens and gets lower angle, then belay.
P4. Climb up to the cave and chose an exit -- Cheap Date is another superb finger crack of the same grade, and recommended for a link-up with Thindependenc and Visual Aids.