Type: Trad, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Stef Striech and Rob Stanley, 1997
Page Views: 8,483 total · 36/month
Shared By: Michael Walker on Mar 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

This is the second route from the right. This route is great for morning sunshine. It also has fine granite and varied climbing making this a pleasant cruise. No drama on gear, no drama on lead. A good warm-up.

Start by climbing up the left side of a large flake via a wide crack. Gain a comfortable stance on top of the flake and then follow two bolts across the face via nice cracks to gain a left-facing corner that angles up to the right. Follow another crack that angles left at a break in the corner. Follow this crack to a steep face and then past two more bolts to the right to gain the anchor for Splash. Rap 80' to the ground.

This route has a Dream Canyon-esque feel with its fine granite and mixed gear. I don't know why, but I like this route; maybe because it's nice and long, you can actually slot a nut or two, and it's not right in the thick of things. In French the name can be translated as 'splendid' or 'swell'. I concur.

Protection

Mixed bag: small rack; plan for the obvious wide crack at the start (nice big hex slots in there) and thin cracks (medium stoppers, smaller cams). 4 QDs for bolts. Shares two bolt anchor with Splash.

Eds. There are now 2 Metolius rap hangers each with 2 links for the anchors. Addendum: someone added links to the Metolius rap hangers.

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