Avg: 2.6 from 8 votes
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft (45 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Roger Briggs and Tom Ruwitch, 5.8 A3, 1967|
|Page Views:||2,079 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Steve Annecone on Jan 3, 2003|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Information on OSMP wildlife closures, which help to protect sensitive habitats, can be viewed at:
The following crags are closed 1 February to 31 July:
First Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon)
Second Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon)
Third Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon)
Queen Anne's Head
WC Fields Pinnacle
East Ironing Board
West Ironing Board
Updated details may be found here.
Pitch 1: Head up the obvious dihedral to a fixed pin. Do some mildly runout climbing on 5.9+ terrain to the first bulge/roof. Pull over the bulge, and continue up the corner on interesting and sustained climbing which is tricky to pro in places. Keep heading up till you pull through the second roof/bulge, and belay. This pitch is long, exciting, varied, and sporty in places, but never really too scary if you're solid at the grade.
Pitch 2: Traverse directly left on the steep face following the horizontal crack system, past two (or so) bolts/pins (sorry, it's been a while). The pitch is short but very sustained and technical, with poor feet and sloper hand holds along the horizontal. I thought it was perhaps 5.11a or possibly a little harder, in contrast to the guidebook rating of 5.10d. After a few cool moves, the climbing eases up and you traverse onto a big ledge at the top of the first pitch of Friday's Folly.
Keep going left to the end of the ledge and rap the last part of the standard Third Flatiron descent, which is right over Saturday's Folly. It is a very good route with relatively clean rock.