Type: Trad Fixed Hardware (2)
FA: Skip Guerin and Bob Horan, 1981
Page Views: 1,105 total · 5/month
Shared By: Pinklebear on Aug 19, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route is in the very overhanging, west-facing alcove at the base of the West Ridge, just below the sector of the wall containing Washington Irving, The Unsaid, etc. To get here, scramble east up via slightly exposed corners and ramps (Class 4) from the West Ridge Trail.

Blues Power is the leftmost crack in the alcove and trends right to left, ending at a fixed anchor below the lip of the alcove. Proceed with caution -- the beginning of the "crack" is actually a huge, hollow flake cammed up into the rock. Once you establish a good piece past this flake, you'll feel much better. Continuous, strenuous and bizzare.

Protection

This "crack" goes from fingers to hands to off-hands. Bring lots of small-mid range TCUs and Camalots in the #1, 2 and 3 range.

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Cedar Wright  
 
Awesome burly fingers to hand crack! The gear is a little weird, because most of it is a bit expando, but once you sort that out, it's well-protected and kinda classic! Woohoo! May 12, 2017