East Face/Back Porch
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|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Guy H. on Jul 23, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Raptor Closure Details
The raptor closure area has been expanded to now include the Backporch from February 1 to July 31.
DescriptionThis route begins up hill on the north side of the rock, about 100 feet from the east side. The climb starts near a 2 foot arch.
P1: Traverse south through a small overhang to get to onto the east face. Follow the slab near the right edge for 30 feet. Traverse left and belay below a large V-shaped overhang.
P2: Traverse right below the overhang, lieback the right facing dihedral or climb the slab next to it. Pull left through the overhang after 25 feet and head up to a small tree. There are 3 pieces of old fixed gear on this pitch.
P3: Head up to the left through some boulders and pull an overhang near a fist crack. Climb a fun runout slab for 30 feet and head right at a boulder. Aim for a great finger crack at the top of the climb.
Descent: Do a 150 foot rap to the west off of 2 old bolts. (Back them up with a boulder) The last ~80 feet are free and spectacular. This descent can be done with 2 one rope raps. Make sure you check out the 5.13 roof problem on the west side called the "Five Year Plan".