Avg: 3 from 137 votes
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft (76 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||John Mendenhall & Royal Robbins, June 1952, FFA: Bob Kamps, 1963|
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|Shared By:||Roger Linfield on Feb 24, 2006 · Updates|
|Admins:||C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
The crux is not exposed, so the name is a misnomer.
Pitch 1 (5.9+): Begin at a left-facing splitter hand crack. Take the hand crack to a nice rest, then move out on to the slab with good liebacking and decent foot holds that appear every so often (some loose rock). Continue until the flake peters out, then pull up and over a small overhang to reach a two bolt belay.
Pitch 2 (5.10A) Move up over a few ledges and establish at the base of a large dihedral. Tackle crux through strenuous and awkward jamming in the back of the large dihedral. Before exiting the dihedral, a fixed pin can be found, though there is plenty of places for gear. Continue out of the dihedral up broken crack and slab to the base of a large pine tree.