Type: Trad, Sport, 260 ft (79 m), 4 pitches
FA: Ron Olevsky
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Shared By: SMH Climber on Nov 27, 2006 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

Can be done in 3 pitches with a 50m rope.

Route Description update as of 8/14/16. The route has been rebolted there are only about five pitons left, otherwise all new bolts with 3 bolt belay stations.

P1: Climb unprotected on easy terrain to gain access to the left facing finger crack and clip the first bolt. Traverse about ten feet to the right on the slab to get to the second bolt. Then follow the hand crack up and to the right to a large ledge. Optional piton can be clipped when mantling on to the ledge (look up and to the left). 

P2: Traverse to the right following the bolt line to the belay station. Runout near the end of the pitch can be protected by slinging chickenheads.

P3&4: both pitches are straight forward and can be linked together. There is some runout on this section, but there is the option of slinging chicken heads.

Descent:  3 raps to the ground with a 60m

1. From the top, rappel down the gully to the south. Easy downclimbing accesses next anchors.

2. Rappel hangers and chain above the chimney. Anchor in direct when rigging. 

3. Anchor for Stranger than Friction leads to the ground. 

Protection Suggest change

The only trad needed is for protecting the short crack up to the first belay.  

Pro: The crack can be protected by a single #2 cam. The rest of the route is bolted.  Slings are helpful for extending.  1 60m rope is sufficient.

Location Suggest change

Lepoord Skin starts the same as Gratitude.
The original start is about 50ft to the right.