Type: Trad, 5 pitches
FA: FA: Scott Baxter, Jim Whitfield, 1971 FFA (P1/P2): Scott Baxter, Lee Dexter, 1971 FFA (Roof): John Long, Lynn Hill, Kieth Cumming, 1980
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Access Issue: Falcon Closures from February 1st until July 15th Details

Description

Probably the most classic route at Granite Mountain. This is part of the Great Roof section. Start up a slab for approximately 50 feet. Then climb a flake that turns into a left facing corner. There is a two bolt hanging belay at about 120 feet. The next pitch is a steep offwidth and corner to another hanging belay at 160 feet. Climb a short easy 20 foot pitch to the next belay. The next pitch is the crux. Angle to the right and up under the Great Roof. Then jam and smear the crack to the left edge of the roof. The pitch ends after you pull the roof. Belay as soon as possible to avoid rope drag. This is a very exposed belay. The final scramble is up a easy gully, over another small roof, and finished at the triangle shaped boulder. And alternate finish is to link up on Candyland. This keeps the rating down to 5.9+. Descend through the Coke Bottle. Refer to the Climber's Guide to Granite Mountain for topo.

Location

It is advisable to get an early start so you beat the afternoon monsoon showers.

Protection

There are two bolt belays for the first two pitches. Most guides say fingers to #3 camalots. We did use a #4 also.

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