Type: Trad, 180 ft (55 m), 2 pitches
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Shared By: Aaron Hobson on Jan 23, 2006
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Start at the dead oak on a ledge. This climb follows a left-facing corner system directly up the face from the tree. It deviates from it only where it follows a vegetated crack to the left to avoid an overhang with a seam at the base of it. Once past that, stand up in the crack and continue up the corner. There are a few chossier blocks, but otherwise it is an excellent route on good rock.

The crux is encountered at an awkward spot only 10m from the oak tree.

UPDATE: the dead oak is gone. It fell down the hill. Start from where you start for Black Velvet.


Standard rack.