Avg: 3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 95 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Manuel R, David S|
|Page Views:||866 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Mike on Oct 17, 2006|
|Admins:||Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland|
An average first pitch leads to a short but spectacular second pitch. Climb begins on far left side of east face. P1: Take one of several starts (5.7 to 5.10-) to meet at a large boulder, then scramble behind boulder and follow the cracks/chimney to a large ledge with an old bolted belay. P2: follow the obvious dihedral up, then up and right past bolts to the bolted belay for The Blade Of Damascus. The corner is very clean and has only a few holds, but excellent stemming gets you to the top.
Protection for first pitch is trad. Gear depends on the exact route chosen, but generally a standard rack up to a #4 camalot with some long runners for rope drag will suffice. Second pitch is all bolts. Both belays are bolted.