Type: Trad, 80 ft (24 m)
FA: Jim Erickson, solo, 1976
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Shared By: George Bell on Jun 8, 2001 · Updates
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Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: Routes on Der Zerkle are closed from 1 April to 1 September Details


This route begins a few feet right of Absolution (submitted as Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall) and climbs the thin crack through an overhang. It protects well with stoppers and small cams.

The crack starts as a right facing dihedral. About half way up, the crack opens up and you can see daylight through it (but is too small to crawl through). Place some good gear and launch into the overhanging crux (great jugs, but pumpy). It is remarkable that Jim Erickson established this route as a free solo.

Descend to the north (or south, a little harder). This route would be good to toprope, except that there is no fixed anchor on top.


Standard rack to 2".