Avg: 3.7 from 259 votes
|Type:||Trad, 650 ft, 6 pitches|
|FA:||Kamps & Higgins - 1967|
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|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Jul 10, 2006|
|Admins:||M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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P1: Begin by a large block that is leaning against the dome. Head up on somewhat low angle terrain with limited opportunities for pro, do a tough step left, then contour up and right and belay on an obvious platform ledge below the beginning of a long left-facing corner system. 5.9.
P2: Continue up on 5.9 climbing to another ledge below a thin finger crack.
P3: Climb up the finger crack past a crux move, and then onwards up a steep, left-leaning crack to a good belay. 5.10d. I believe there is a 5.9 variation out right near the start that avoids the hard climbing but that it is of lesser quality.
P4: Continue up the steep corner using the crack and knobs. 5.9.
P5: Perform a somewhat scary underclinging traverse left and around to another corner system and up this to a belay. 5.9.
P6: Continue in the same system. The climbing eases with the angle. 5.8