Type: Trad, 230 ft (70 m), 2 pitches
FA: Fritz Wiessner, Hans Kraus, 1944
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Shared By: H BL on Apr 7, 2006
Admins: Morgan Patterson, M Santisi, chris vultaggio

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Updraft climbs the huge corner and chimney just left of CCK and 60' right and uphill from Moonlight.

The Updraft access trail is about a 15-min. walk from the Uberfall, and an 11-min. walk from where the East Trapps Connector Trail meets the carriage road. Look for a huge boulder (with bouldering routes and chalk) on the left. The access trail starts just past the boulder.

At the cliff, go right and up to get to the start of the route. Locate a huge right-facing corner; this is the route Updraft.

P1: Climb the corner to the GT ledge. 5.3, 110'.

P1 variation: Do the first pitch of CCK.

P2: Fun for the grade. Continue up the corner to the chimney. Climb INTO the chimney for about 30' and then squeeze your way out of the exit at the top. Tight squeeze depending on how big you are. Wear pants or tape your knees. If you have a pack on drop it between your legs. 5.5, 120'.

I only did this climb for the 2nd pitch. Definitely fun and interesting.

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Haven't done it in about 5 years, but I only ever climbed at the Gunks using Lowe TriCams (doubling up on pink, red and brown) and a few Metolius Quad Cams.