Type: Trad, TR, 95 ft (29 m)
FA: Dave Groth- Mid 90’s
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Aug 18, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Kris Gorny, K Ice

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Access Issue: Temporary Peregrine Falcon access restrictions Details


Also known as Palace-Aid. Featured in Rock and Ice article, "Head Games" , as one of the seven US routes to die for, which is remarkable for a route in Midwest ("To die for: North America's 7 most dangerous head points", Rock and Ice, issue 138, 2004).

This former aid line was originally envisioned as a free route by Mike Dahlberg and Scott Backes (they added two bolts at 30 ft from start), and completed by Dave Groth in the late 90's. It remains one of a few hard test pieces at the crag, and features technical climbing over good gear. The route remained unrepeated for almost a decade until Chris Hirsch got the 2nd ascent in 2007.

Follow seams and thin cracks past several cruxes up a long thin line on the clean face to the left of Hidden Treasure. It's hard to miss if you are looking for it!


Wires, small to medium cams, 2 bolts