Type: Trad, 100 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Tim Addison, Chip Ruckgaber, & Matt Slater, 1981
Page Views: 297 total · 1/month
Shared By: Steve Annecone on Dec 13, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: Details

Description

This is a steep, wild, and pretty good 2-pitch route located uphill of Velvet Elvis, just left of the clean left-facing corner (The Raven). The first pitch starts up and right along a flake, which involves somewhat spicy climbing but on easier terrain. The flake progresses into a shallow, right-facing corner, where you stem and face climb up interesting 5.10 or easy 5.11 climbing, with smaller nuts and/or creative gear in the corner. The corner fades and the line face climbs up and right, past a bulge, to the large horizontal ledge. Traverse left to the overhanging crack and belay.

The second pitch is relatively brief, but it goes out a splitter hand crack set in an exposed, overhanging, left-facing dihedral! Fire up the sustained and exposed crack, and belay on top. This is a nice finish to a good climb. Third class down to the rappel anchors above The Raven and rap 60' to the ground.

Protection

Standard rack including small nuts/RPs, Aliens, and extra thin hand and hand-sized pieces for the roof.

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