Type: Trad, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Bob Bradley
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000
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Description

This is a great route at an even grade. Hike around to the west side of the large (100 feet) flatiron that leans up against the rock. The route begins where the flatiron ends.

P1. Climb a left-facing corner with two small trees, continue up cracks and turn the right side of a roof, and traverse right to a good ledge with a 2 bolt anchor (5.8, 150 feet). The cracks just to the right, behind the flatiron, are bushy and not nearly as fun.

P2. Climb the beautiful hand crack in a blank slab, and belay at a horn (slung with webbing/cord) below a wide bulge (5.8, 100 feet).

P3. Climb over a 5.8 bulge into a flared chimney that leads to the top.

Protection

Standard rack to a #3 Camalot with optional #4 for pitch 3.

Descent

Per Nick Wilder: there is an easy West descent - it requires a 60m rope only.

From the very top, easily walk down the ramp 20 feet to the north, then scramble (4th Class) west back into the chimney, and cross over to some stout bolts on the west side of the chimney. One bolt is just visible from the summit. The bolts face north and have a chain but no rings. We slung the rope through the quicklinks.

Rap 15 feet to a ledge, and continue 80 feet more to a large boulder with another rap station hidden underneath. Use knots - you'll be near the end of the rope, but a 60m reaches fine.

Another 50' easy rap from there, and you're on the ground with an easy walk back.

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