Avg: 1.4 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft (21 m)|
|FA:||[Ken Decker & Dave Bohn, March '74]|
|Page Views:||1,192 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||justin dubois on Aug 24, 2004 · Updates|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Closures ending July 31:
Batman Rock, Batman Pinnacle, Lightning Rock, Checkerboard Rock - nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
Sundance - nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
The Book Area: Left Book, The Bookmark, Bookmark Pinnacle, and the entire Book formation (including Renaissance Wall, Isis Buttress, Pages Wall Area, and J-Crack Slab Area)-nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
Thunder Buttress and The Parish - nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
Twin Owls and Rock One - nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
Cathedral Wall - nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/…
When closed, the closures include the named rock formations and the areas surrounding the base of the formation. This includes all climbing routes, outcroppings, cliffs, faces, ascent and descent routes, and climber's access trails to the formation.
Areas not listed are presumed to be open. These closures will be lifted or extended as conditions dictate.
To descend from the 1st pitch, squirm through a tunnel to the east, to rap slings above Son of a Pitch.
Per Amos Patrick: the 2nd pitch continues up the obvious, wide crack to the Lower Terrace, 5.7, 110'.
From the Lower Terrace, you have a few options. Either join Plan B by fighting up the left crack (10a) or join East Side by heading up the right crack (8+). Both take you to the Upper Terrace. Then climb the final, spectacular south edge of the summit fin (7). Rope drag make necessitate a belay on the Upper Terrace.
Do a single rope rap off the tiny summit (from a cable and sling anchor) into the gully below, getting as far down the gully as possible. Escape the gully to skier's left on some easy slabs.
The 1st pitch is an obscure yet worthwhile adventure pitch if you are in the area.