Type: Trad, TR Fixed Hardware (2)
FA: Harrison & Brooks - 1981
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jan 8, 2002 · Updates
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This is in the Pony Express area. When facing Mesca-Line, this route is immediately right of the dihedral that is just right of Mesca-Line (the dihedral is Dandi-Line). It follows a thin crack with some grass sticking out of it (but the climb is very clean) to a 2-bolt anchor between (and set back from) the two trees.

Begin by ascending the ledge system to a pedestal. Climb the pedestal either on the left, right, or up the face of it. I found that the left is not good due to rope drag problems and the right is much better, but you have to navigate around a tree. Going up the face (which I did) was by far more fun, but it is unprotected. Once atop the pedestal, step to the face and climb the thin crack to the summit. I didn't find a discernable crux, and it felt easier than some other 9s on the West Ridge. It is a very enjoyable climb.


The pro looks sparse from the ground but you can sew it up. Bring a set of stoppers and mostly small stuff.