2nd Apron Center
Avg: 2.2 from 12 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 710 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||5,307 total · 26/month|
|Shared By:||Leo Paik on Jul 9, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is an alpine treat of snack like portions. It requires a 30 minute approach from the Summit Lake parking lot. Hey, they charge for the drive by 750am. This started closer to the center of the Apron, I believe in the question mark-like crack. Some have felt the cracks are a bit flared, it's alpinesque.
P1. Climb a right-angling crack that can be wet, break left when you can, fire up an overlap, then go up over multiple short slabs angling right to a decent belay at a crack, 5.7, 200 feet.
P2. Angle left, lieback a right-facing corner, up a crack until it peters out, traverse left to a cool dike 5.7 (close up picture in this area) and angle left to a semi-hanging belay, 200 feet. You can use a #9 hex, 0.75 Camalot, red Alien, and wire for the belay.
P3. Go up over an overlap and then the angle lessens to a good ledge, 200 feet.
P4. Continue up easy ground with an optional 5.8 corner to the top, 110 feet.
Hitchhike or walkoff left and down the hiking trail past the 1st Apron or right past the 3rd Apron and down an obvious gully.