Third Time's a Charm
Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|FA:||Tony Bubb- 6/8/03|
|Page Views:||78 total · 0/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Jun 7, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionFun moves but with a relatively short and hard crux, it doesn't get enough mileage in with interesting moves to be really good. Compare to the East Overhang on the 2nd Flatiron, but probably quite a bit harder?
Go up to the Rock, Fi, and wander uphill on its South Side. Just before reaching a notch where a bus-sized boulder lies against the wall a short crack and corner system lead up to a sloping ledge, from which a very odd incut, then flaring, rounded crack pierces an overhang for 10 feet.
Climb up 10' and place a cam, then pass a huge free-standing flake on your left before reaching up and right to mount a sloping ledge. From the ledge, go up and right, then left into the crack and past it (crux) to some slopers- a few moves up and right from the low angle section will take you to the East face, and a belay or directional can be had just uphill, in a crack by a tiny pine tree. This can be seen in the lower left-hand corner of the attached picture of the East Face.
Belay here or continue upward to a good notch after 60M.
You can downclimb the 5.3 slab to the ground at the base of the east face from this belay, or continue to the summit and rap off: See notes on the rock page for Fi.