The Sea and Mirror
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|FA:||Dave Crawford and Julie Irwin|
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|Shared By:||Michael Walker on Oct 10, 2001|
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DescriptionThe Sea and the Mirror ascends a steep, short wall at the SE base of the Southern Goose Egg, just above the Slab Overlook on the Fern Canyon Trail. While not a must-do due to its length, the route provides a pleasant diversion and has interesting, athletic moves.
Find the Slab Overlook on the Fern Canyon Trail, just past the intersection of the North Shanahan trail. Turn north and follow a faint trail up hill to the base of the Southern Goose Egg a short way away. The trail angles up hill toward the Class 4 gully splitting the twin summit and a steep wall rises on the right of the gully. The Sea and The Mirror is the first bolt route found when ascending the gully and is characterised by large pockets and huecos. Ascend the hueco wall past 4 bolts to gain two cold shuts. The route is pumpy, sustained, worthy. There are two cruxes, one at the initial bulge on thin edges and the second on a long reach across a blank section above the fourth bolt.
To set up a top rope you will need triple runners or a cordalette, as the cold shuts are set away from the top edge.
This climb remains in shade most of the day.