Type: Sport
FA: Vaino Kodas, Brian Pletta 2005
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Shared By: Anthony Stout on Nov 8, 2006
Admins: Jason Halladay, Mike Hoskins, Anna Brown

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Sustained and strenuous! Start left of Lonesome Dove, on the other side of the arete, and to the right of Knee Jerk Reaction. The climb begins behind a tree. Diagonal up and right through chossy rock at the start, clipping bolts as you go. The tricky business begins when you get to the beautiful, somewhat featureless face. The crux is here where you will go up before moving back left. You need an alert belayer as it seems possible to fall and hit the tree that is below you, hence the name of the route. After the crux, moving left and then up is great climbing (interesting liebacking) on excellent rock.

My star rating is just a just guess at this point, since I could not climb it, I could not rate it. I tried though, and will get back on it. Much of the route description came from Vaino, the route setter.

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8 bolts, anchor with lowering hooks (lowering hardware added 9/2023 by NMMC, provided by ASCA).