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|Shared By:||Mark J. Nelson on Aug 31, 2001|
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DescriptionThis is a wonderfully varied route, and can get you temporarily away from the crowds on the Clamshell.
Approach: Gain the Clamshell, and climb any of the routes from EO Lieback through Drop Zone.
P1: From the ledge at the top of these climbs, move right on an easy traverse; up a short, easy crack; and through a chimney. If you're small, grab this lead: it provides a wonderful opportunity to laugh at your bigger partners as they get wedged in the chimney approaching your belay.
P2: The hole is obvious. Climb up into it, then up out of it on the left. Tons of opportunity for style points here; if you get contorted such that you're bending 90 degrees at the waist, facing inwards, and your back is against the top of the cave, you lose them all. (Of course, you gain amusement points from your smaller partner, who has probably just taken the butt shot of the year, and will surely publish it at first chance.)
Descent: Rap the Fall Wall.