Type: Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Mark Hammond, Dougald MacDonald
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Shared By: Dougald MacDonald on Apr 12, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is just a variation to Auburn Lane, but it turns a half-star route into 1.5 stars, with a second 5.10 crux and more good climbing.

Climb Auburn Lane through its crux finger crack (about 5.10c) and up the fun corner to a roof. The normal route climbs over this roof and ends abrubtly in a chossy gully. To do Auburn Court, crank over a bulge immediately left of the roof via hand jams (5.10a or b), then continue up the sweet hand crack past a tree. Hand traverse to the rright under a block, along a finger crack, to reach the top. This adds about 30-35 feet of high-quality climbing and takes the route right to the summit of Fin III.

By the way, you can do this entire route in one pitch with a 60-meter rope.


Standard Eldo rack.


M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
Definitely the best finish to Auburn Lane. Watch for rope drag if linking with Auburn Lane as a single 150' pitch. Apr 28, 2007
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
Two #3 Camalots are useful on this one. Mar 13, 2011
Ben Burnett
Ben Burnett   Colorado
Fun, I think it goes left at the top block (as shown in the pic). It didn't seem harder than the first pitch of Auburn. May 29, 2011