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|Type:||Trad, 170 ft (52 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Art Gran, Jim Andress, 1959|
|Page Views:||23,033 total · 112/month|
|Shared By:||Guy H. on Feb 23, 2006|
|Admins:||Morgan Patterson, RJ B|
P1: Climb to the right of a small tiered overhang near the ground. Wander up, aiming generally left towards the right-facing dihedral (the original route belayed here), then head up steep rock into the left-facing corner/roof. Work up into the roof, then escape right to the bolts (and protect your follower(s)!). Belay at bolts. 5.7, 100'.
P2: Follow the crack above to a right-facing dihedral and a sling belay at a tree. 5.4, 70'.
P2: Or for a better, more consistent 2nd pitch, follow the thin crack up to a tiny tree, then move up and left on hero holds through small overhangs to the top. Good pro, fun moves, more exposure (5.6, courtesy of Larry Hamilton).
Rap the route with one rope. There are bolts at the P1 belay.
This route starts almost directly above the access trail's end, on the face 25' left of the right-facing dihedral of The Ceiling, directly below a small tiered overhang.
1) For a more-challenging start, climb the initial corner of Oscar and Charlie, just to the left, then aim towards the Strictly roof.
2) After the first pitch, you can traverse up and right (5.4) and belay at pins to link to the third pitch of The Ceiling, if the crowds allow.