Avg: 2 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 660 ft (200 m), 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Bob Bradley and Paul Mayrose|
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|Shared By:||Jim McGuire on Dec 31, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
1) Start off a sharp flake and up a short face and right-facing dihedral to a small ledge, 150 ft. 5.6.
2) Wander up through dihedrals and arches a bit right to the big ledge below the overhang, 100 ft. 5.5.
3) Like most McGregor routes, several options are possible here;
- a) straight up into the imposing overhang, 5.7. Although not to be intimidated as one does not pull over the overhang so much as sidle left through a notch to easier climbing above.
- b) Traverse down and left around the overhang and back up right to easier ground.
- c) Steeper options through the overhand beckon to the right.
4) Much easier climbing moves up and right under another arching overhang and a belay around its end, 150+ ft. 5.4.
From here, one can go straight up to the top on easy terrain or traverse left along a ledge system and descend the gully on the left side. The second option is shorter than going over the top but involves some 4th class downclimbing or a rappel into the gully. The left gully is also more of a tree-clogged bushwhack than the right side descent.