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|FA:||Colin Lantz, 1989|
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|Shared By:||Pinklebear on Dec 4, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThough technically not on the East Ridge itself this route is on a big, detached block just up from the toe of the East Ridge, right smack dab in the middle of the Fern Canyon Trail.
As such, you may want to consider avoiding this route on weekends -- both for your own sanity and out of courtesy to the scores of hikers that use the trail to access Bear Peak.
Superfresh is about a third of the way up to the saddle at the top of Fern Canyon and is the obvious, well-chalked double-overhanging arete right on one of the steepest sections of the trail.
Start in the crack in the dihedral and stretch right to clip a bolt. Move out onto the face and clip a second bolt and away you go! Continuously powerful moves lead up the arete to the famous footless clip. A final sequence on small but positive Flatirons crimpers gets you to the anchor.
Eds. there had been photos not directly related to this route which have been removed by request and with the permission of the photos' submitter. Thanks for your understanding.