Avg: 3.2 from 18 votes
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||2,509 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Jacob Dolence on Jun 3, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Pitch 2: 5.11, Awesome!!! Perfect hands leads into a a gradually widening crack to pull a bulge. Take a good rest because the business is next. Pull through a #5 roof into a #6 crack for a couple of moves into a a squeeze chimney, try not to puke, and then continue up easy climbing to an awesome belay ledge with another bomber 2 bolt anchor! I took a #2, #3, 2 old #4 bd's, #4 tech friend, 1 #5 BD, and 2 #6 BD's and laced it up big time.
Pitch 3: 5.10, 6 bolts and a drilled angle. Awesome and fun traverse to the base of the 4th pitch. 2 bolt anchor rigged for rapelling if you choose not to continue.
Pitch 4: 5.10+- pg-13, mixed gear at least 5 bolts with a wide range of gear. Weird climbing through some bulges with lots of stemming and flared cracks. This leads into a squeeze through a big diving board type flake. After this head up into a hole pull on some pockets and out onto the face for the final bit. Loose rock at the top... Wish this thing topped out courthouse butte... 3 bolt anchor rigged for rapping.
Descent: 2 double rope raps with 60 meter ropes. 1st rap all the way past the traverse end anchors to a sweet ledge on the face, 2nd rap all the way to the ground.
Really fun climb, last pitch is WILD! Worth it in retrospect, but at the time it seemed awkward and a little bit funky. This pitch is super Sedony!
Amazing views and exposure, great belay ledges, the offwidth pitch is hard but protects super well.