Type: Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Art Williams, Mike Holloway - 1972
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Shared By: Chris Chaney on Nov 6, 2006 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description


P1: begin in small gully, climb up left facing cracks. Venture to obvious large ledge (could belay here). Continue straight up from ledge another ~35 feet to horizontal crack. Build anchor in horizontal crack and stand on small vegetated ledge. (~180')

P2: climb directly above anchor on jugs for about 15 feet to right trending ramp which leads to a tree. Gain left trending ledge which begins just above tree, follow this to (and slightly beyond) another small tree. Place around here (and not before it) on this pitch to avoid rope drag that would be caused by placing anywhere along the 5.3 traversing bits below. The remainder of the route from here trends up and slightly to the right from here. Continue up the obvious route on jugs to small alcove. Build comfortable belay in alcove. (~180')

P3: Exit alcove up and right, climbing towards obvious splitter crack. Climb crack and finish route on ~20ft of jugs. (~60')

Descent: Upon topping out, walk to the right side of the feature. Rap down gully (currently anchor + fixed pink rope) or walk off top.

Location

Across the Ampitheater from the Prow. Head down the Ampitheater and keep toward the southern face. Go past the Mummy and around the corner until you can see a wide, left facing flake above the treeline. This is the top of the first pitch. Start on easy ground below the flake/crack.

Walk off to the left.

Protection

Standard NC rack. No fixed anchors.

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