Type: Sport, 100 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Don Peterson and Helmut Husmen, 1971
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Shared By: William Prehm on Dec 31, 2000 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

This route is located on the east side of South Gateway Rock on the Drug Wall. The fastest way to get there is to park at the main parking area on the north side of the loop. Crescent Corner will be on the left side of the cement path just before you get to the Twin Spires formation. The route works its way up blocky roofs on the right side of the wall.

I have actually never done the second pitch of this climb. Probably not many have, it is loose and follows the seam up to the anchors for Rocket Fuel. Add an R rating to this climb if you decide to attempt it. The first pitch is excellent as you move your way up a slab to these cool block formations that you have to step over. Move into a washed out crack to the slings. The only thing to watch out for is the old pins that you use for protection. They seem stable, but I wouldn't put outward pressure on them.

Protection

8 pins. Don't pull outwards on any of them. Either stop at some slings or continue to the Rocket Fuel cable anchor.

Addendum: Crescent Corner has new anchors as of July, 2005. Brian Shelton, Stewart Green and CJ Sidebottom removed the old anchors and replaced them with new, modern 1/2" stainless steel bolts and hardware which were placed 8 feet higher in better rock.

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