Left 'N Up
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|Shared By:||George Bell on Apr 11, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThe name of this route says it all. The Slab has few distinctive features in the middle of its face, and it is nearly impossible to describe an exact line for this route.
When the approach trail nears the face, head left along the face for a few hundred feet until you reach a large, south-facing dihedral. Start a few feet left of this dihedral ... and head (you guessed it) left 'n up.
If you are soloing, take care to stay on easy terrain, as it is quite possible to get onto a 5.6 featureless slab in here. If roped, look for belays carefully as the protection is sparse on this face. The climbing is quite runout but easy if you look for the easiest line.
The climb ends at the same gnarled pine as "Syzygy". Continue on the ridge a short ways, and then either downclimb west or continue to the summit, as described under the route "Diagonal".