Type: Trad, TR, 105 ft (32 m)
FA: unknown
Page Views: 6,125 total · 26/month
Shared By: Tony B on May 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

This route climbs a short distance up the dihedral between the Second and Third Elephant Buttresses a few feet before traversing left into a good crack system. Then, (about halfway up the pitch) the route takes off upwards, then left on multiple easy cracks toward a large pine-tree on a ledge. Good jams, good face-holds, and good feet. The gear is quite reasonable, although there are a few spots between cracks where it will not be overhead.

This system appears at the right hand edge of the attached photo.

Protection

Bring a standard rack with doubles of 1"-3" cams for beginning leaders.

Eds. From time to time, slings and rings/links appear on the tree for rappel.

Descents

Eds. There are at least 3 descents possible here:

1. Scramble/walk off left to the gully between the first Elephant Buttress and the Dome. This is probably the safest way off.

2. If there are slings here, you can rappel 85-100' from the tree.

3. You can also down scramble to the aqueduct between the 3rd & 4th Elephant Buttress. When it is dry, it is casual. When it is wet, it can be invigorating to intimidating.

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