Avg: 2.7 from 18 votes
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Royal Robbins and TM Herbert, May 1959|
|Page Views:||2,628 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Roger Linfield on Feb 24, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
This route lies at the junction between the Northwest Recess and the Maiden Buttress. It starts with a left-slanting hand crack (5.8). You can shorten the length of the first pitch by scrambling up along the easy part of this crack and setting up a hanging belay. Pitch 2 is the crux, and is quite sustained. It involves face climbing past several sections of the crack (some 5.9) and then an exit right (not obvious) around the corner and down to a belay. A 5.8 pitch takes you to the junction with White Maidens Walkaway.