Type: Trad, 5 pitches
FA: Royal Robbins, Steve Roper, 1969.
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Shared By: Salamanizer Ski on Oct 19, 2006 · Updates
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Craven Image is one of the best kept secrets at the leap. Though not as striking and obvious from the ground like many other Leap classics. This one has all the staples of why the Leap is so famous. Not a typical “obvious” line. Some route finding skills are required. A great adventure for a proficient 5.7 leader. 

P1 (120 ft): climb a 4th class ramp to the top of a pillar, or traverse in from the Right along the ledge past Vanishing Point for the easy start. 

P2: (100ft) mantle over a black knob and onto a series of dikes. Traverse up and left to a low angle ramp in a wide chimney. Scramble up the chimney (Lady Bug 5.6) to a gear belay and a couple pitons. 

P3: (130ft) Exit chimney to the right and transition to steep, exposed face, climbing through dikes and thin flakes to large white bowl. The rock in this bowl is different and looks like a white flaky quartzite. Belay on right side of the bowl in a good crack on a sloping ledge. 

P4: (180ft) Follow ramp on far (left) side of bowl, angling up and left. After exiting the bowl, trend up and right to a series of huge blocks and ledges. Belay somewhere in there. Many options. 

P5: (180ft) Go straight up where you’ll find a large dirty left facing chimney above. Climb up and way Left following wide flakes and dikes up the “Dead Tree Direct (5.6)” finish. Or climb around the exposed corner just to your Right and climb the wild and airy “Easier Than It Looks (5.8)” fist crack for a climactic finish. 

Scramble to the top.

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Pro to 3".

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