Type: Trad, 2 pitches
FA: Mike Strassman, Craig Broderick, late 1980s.
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Shared By: Blitzo on Nov 13, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This two-pitch climb starts left of a right facing corner near the center of the tower. Climb face past bolts, to a crack, to a belay. Face climb past horizontal cracks. Rappel 200' or walk off right.


7 bolts, gear to 2.5".


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Weston L
The first pitch epitomizes what a good mixed route should be. A little bit of some kitty litter/exfoliation going on, but the moves are awesome and it protects well. Fun little route in a very cool position Oct 9, 2011
Although easy, the runout on the second pitch to me deserves an R due to the nature of the rock in this area. Apr 22, 2014
Bill Lundeen
Lee Vining, CA
Bill Lundeen   Lee Vining, CA
The rappel is not one 200'er as the description implies, but two 100' raps down Tecate Crunch. First one is exactly 100 ft; watch those rope ends.

Good climbing with a head's up second pitch... Plenty of bees in the hand crack in the middle of the first pitch on Oct 2 Sep 19, 2017
Bill Lundeen
Lee Vining, CA
Bill Lundeen   Lee Vining, CA
There is now a bolted belay at the top of Grape Nut's first pitch. It's set up to rappel; if you rap it rather than Tecate Crunch make sure you have a 70m rope, as both rappels are full 115'. Tecate Crunch can be rapped with a single 60. Oct 12, 2018