Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 900 ft (273 m), 5 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Andy Donson, Terry Murphy|
|Page Views:||998 total · 4/month|
|Shared By:||Andy Donson on Jun 5, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
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The route is characterized by steep face climbing on good rock, with intermittent protection throughout, hence the "s" rating. No fixed gear.
Begin approx 300' to the right of Tourist Tragedy at a small L-facing dihedral up and right from the low point of the wall. Immediately to the R of the L-facing is striping resembling that of a Bengal tiger.
P1) Ascend the dihedral (11-, RP#5) and continue straight up, passing a roof at it's R-most end, where it then turns into a L-facing shallow dihedral. Continue up the face above (10) and slightly L to a stance. 170 ft.
P2) Go up and R to a small ledge at the base of a R-hand of a pair of grooves. Ascend this (10) and continue to the L end of an obvious treed terrace. 200 ft.
P3) From the L end of the terace climb enjoyable knobs trending up and R to the L-side of the very blunt arete with a shallow L-Facing groove. Up this, then face climb up and slightly L (10) to a small stance below and obvious orange prow. 170 ft.
P4) Climb up and through the weakness on the L-side of the prow (11). Easier climbing above leads to a grassy terrace. 170ft
P5) E-Z terrain to the top of the buttress. 200ft.