C. W. Hicks Direct
Avg: 3.4 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Treiber, Byrd, Parker, 5.10+ upper route 1973 - direct (original A.2 pitch) Jim Waugh, Ray Ringle, and Herb North, 1981|
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|Shared By:||JJ Schlick on Nov 12, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionPitch 1. To the left of Magnolia Thunder Pussy look for a steep line with a well defined dihedral in the middle. The first pitch does not see much (any?) action and is quite dirty. We avoided the first pitch by climbing pitch 1 of Magnolia. So, however you go about it find your way up to the base of the large dihedral on climbers left.
Pitch 2.This is a demanding pitch with thin technical moves down low with small pro, and more strenuous moves out of a slot. I fell on this pitch pulling a small cam out. Very technical if I remember correctly, and may feel like .11 on the onsight, though the grade we had was .10c. Belay at a small stance on the right side not too far after the slot.
Pitch 3. On the last pitch, climb left to a handcrack, and through some thuggy 5.9 terrain to an easier chimney to the top.
LocationTo the right of the Swamp Slabs past a VERY large dihedral system, C.W. Hicks is the next system right.
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