Type: Sport
FA: Tom and Ric Gieman ca. 1991
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Shared By: Steve Marr on Sep 17, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: New 2018 partial West Face Closure Details
Access Issue: 2017 Seasonal Closures - Partial Closure Lifting Details

Description

Per Sandra Kemp: as of June 4, 2018, the West Face closure starts with Big Sky. There is a metal sign hanging on the first hanger. 

Big Sky ascends a shallow corner system up the east face of Kindergarten Rock. The route is actually the retro-bolted start to the Hong-Fiedler Route (5.7+ R/X) that continues past the Big Sky anchors to the summit ridge. Unlike the majority of the routes in the Garden, the rock on Big Sky is very solid. Climb past 4 bolts on great rock with very positive holds (jugs, incuts, and edges) to a 2-bolt anchor.

I wish this climb could have been twice as long as it was. It is a fun route.

Protection

4 bolts to a 2-bolt coldshut anchor.

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