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|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
When closed, the closures include the named rock formations and the areas surrounding the base of the formation. This includes all climbing routes, outcroppings, cliffs, faces, ascent and descent routes, and climber's access trails to the formation.
Areas not listed are presumed to be open. These closures will be lifted or extended as conditions dictate.
For up to date closures visit: nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
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.
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.