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|Type:||Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||1,430 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Richard Beller on Mar 18, 2005|
|Admins:||James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Directions to the base. Follow the main trail until it comes to the base of the wall in an aspen grove (50 feet west of the prominent right-facing dihedral). Hike left (west) about 100 feet along and up the face until you come to a black crack that starts at a 45 degree angle from near the ground, going up vertically around a small corner 15 feet off the deck. This is about 150 left of the prominent right-facing corner system. It is also easy to face climb directly to the crack system without protection.
Pitch 1. Follow the low-angle hand crack up 70 feet or so to a tree belay on the left, or continue face climbing for a total pitch of about 160 feet to a comfortable belay on a rounded ledge below an overhang.
Pitch 2. Traverse left around the overhang to a vertical crack. Climb up to a clean fist-sized crack (5.7 crux) that continues 20 feet or so. Face climb above this to a very easy (5.3) corner/overhang. Set up the belay there or above on a comfortable rounded ledge.
Pitch 3. Continue up the easy but grassy corner and upward to a tree belay. Walk off or hike to the summit.