Type: Trad, 105 ft (32 m)
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Mark Rolofson, April 1983
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Shared By: Dave Chenault on Oct 8, 2001
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Description

Climb the handcrack until level with some pockets and a drilled pin is up and right, place a cam or two (double ropes would be very useful here, otherwise you must runner this piece until it is virtually useless) and head right and up, supplementing the poor pin with some strategic tricams (three smallest). Head straight up, discovering a welcome pin drilled inside a pothole. Encounter the one move 5.11 crux dyno (the route goes at 5.9 A0 by pulling and standing on the pin here) which is very height-dependent, harder if short. Follow the pins to the top, passing a bit of loose rock. The pin anchor is 35 meters up, so if you have a single 60m, you must downclimb the crack, which is easy. Vintage Garden fun.

Location

This route starts at a left-leaning 5.5 handcrack ~100 feet south of the Blowouts bouldering pit. It follows an old pin ladder past many huge, nifty potholes.

Protection

Many drilled pins of variable quality. Bring a #3 Friend and some small tricams for the start. Some slings for tying off shallow pins. Fixed anchor.

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