Type: Trad, TR, 60 ft
FA: H.Suzuki
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

A good toprope problem or fairly scary lead, Hagakure is on Hen and Chicken Rock, the small buttress directly below the SE corner of the East Owl (about 100 feet high, with a pointy summit). The approach trail which branches left about 1/4 mile up the Gem Lake trail leads directly to it.

The route starts in the large left-facing corner on the right side of the rock (Cackle Crack). Branch out left in a tricky 5.11 crack after about 10 feet. Reach a small ledge, rest, and continue up a right-angling seam, with some fixed pitons (crux).

Rappel from a fixed anchor or continue on Cackle Crack. You can scramble up to a ledge below the summit block to set up a toprope off of gear, but it is almost as easy and much nicer to lead Cackle Crack to the same spot.

Protection

Bring very small gear.

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