Type: Trad, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: [Ken Decker & Dave Bohn, March '74]
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Shared By: justin dubois on Aug 24, 2004 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

Manhole Cover lies on the south face of the Bookmark Pinnacle, left of Fall Out and right of Plan A.The route is easily identified by the huge chockstone wedged at the top of the corridor....the Manhole Cover. It climbs up the right side of deep recess via a nice fatty hand crack. Wiggle up through the slot on the right behind the chockstone and belay.

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.

Protection

single rack a 4" piece is nice to have

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