Alcove 5.9 Route
Avg: 2.1 from 19 votes
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
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|Shared By:||Barrett Cooper on Aug 6, 2002|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionOn the southeast face of Parachute rock is a great little alcove that is out of the sun and wind most of the year. To get to this route scramble up the climbers right of Parachute rock. There is a giant boulder resting at the base of where the southeast face and the main rock and come together in a rather obvious corner. Behind this boulder is the alcove which is reached by squeezing through the chute between the boulder and the corner. Inside the alcove is a great place to hang out.
Alcove 5.9 route, not to be confused with the other 5.9 route two climbs to its left (guide book really has them both as '5.9 Route'), leaves the alcove by going up the short angled slab to the left corner of the alcove and climbs out on an overhanging offwidth. Once you gain the lip of the alcove the climbing eases back to 5.8 hand crack climbing. You can set up a TR on the top or continue on to the second pitch which tops out Parachute Rock.