Type: Trad
FA: Pat Ament and George Hurley, 1965.
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Shared By: Aaron Shupp on Jan 24, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

This route is mentioned in the description of Prelude to King Kong. It is usually done as the second Pitch. It begins with a beautiful, steep, left-facing corner with a nice crack. The difficulty is around 5.9 here. After cranking up through the corner, there is a low-angled traverse to the right. Although the angle is less, the holds are much smaller. There are a few thin placements followed by a relatively committing move to gain easier ground above a large flake. Here, the difficulty seems to be around 5.9+. At the top, there are many large boulders and a few cracks to make an ultra-bomber anchor. Enjoy!

Protection

This route protects fairly well. The first part takes about a #1 or #2 Camalot in the corner. A few smaller cams (like #1 and #2 TCUs) and some medium to small nuts are also useful for the upper part of the pitch where the pro gets thiner.

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