Type: Trad, 800 ft, 6 pitches
FA: John Mendenhall and Chuck Wilts, May 1953 FFA Royal Robbins and TM Herbert, 1959
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Shared By: Roger Linfield on Feb 24, 2006 with improvements by davidhousky
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is another excellent long crack route on the shadiest wall at Tahquitz. Route-finding is quite easy until the 4th pitch. Much of the climbing is hand-jamming. Pitch 2 (5.8) has an overhang with a few nice moves. The crux third pitch has a 12 foot long, slightly overhanging jam crack, and then a short overhang with a weird exit move. The third pitch ends on a sloping ledge to your right with a tree. Going up straight is the consolation direct (10a/b), go either right or left to join the long climb or Whodunit. 


The protection on this route is good – bring extra hand-sized pieces.