Avg: 3.7 from 374 votes
Trad, 2 pitches, Grade II
|FA:||Jim Erickson, Pat Ament, and Bill Putnam, 1972|
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|Shared By:||Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
P1. Climb the dihedral, with a full-body 5.10 stemming down low, and another awkward crux exiting the dihedral. There is an optional belay at the first tree, but the only reason to stop there is if the leader really wants the belayer nearby for moral support at the top crux. There are pins at both cruxes, and other micro-gear is available.
P2. From the shelf above the dihedral, move left (moving the belay, if desired), and find a thin 5.9 crack up a beautiful steep slab. This is as good as any 5.9 pitch I've done.
Belay on top, and descend down ledges and gullies to the west.