Type: Trad, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: Peter Henley, Rob Robinson - 1985
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Rated three stars in the DCA, this is an excellent moderate with a great panoramic view of the valley.

There are 3 ways to start Razor Worm, all of which meet at the top of the chimney/flake/pillar system:
1) The direct start. Pull the overhang on decent holds and climb into the chimney. A #4 protects the steep moves in the bottom of the chimney.
2) The left start. Climb jugs and ledges 5 feet left of the direct start, meeting in the chimney. No protection, but the climbing is easy.
3) The right start. Climb up the huge flake, meeting at the top of the chimney.

After the chimney, climb a crack system through a bulge to easier ground and bolted anchors at the top of the cliff.

Location Suggest change

Starts about 10' left of Cake Walk.

Protection Suggest change

Standard T-Wall rack -- small to medium gear. Rap from ring anchors at the top (new since a fire destroyed rap trees). A 60-meter rope may be just long enough. A single BD #3 cam is useful for the crux about 85% of the way up the route.