Type: Trad, Sport, 260 ft (79 m), 4 pitches
FA: Ron Olevsky
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Shared By: SMH Climber on Nov 27, 2006 with 5 Suggestions
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Description

Can be done in 3 pitches with a 50m rope - but 4 will reduce the rope drag.

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 the slab past 3 pins and 2 bolts to gain access to the left facing corner crack. Climb to the top of the crack then traverse about ten feet to the right on the slab above the crack to the first bolt then follow the bolt line straight up to the first belay. I did not have much rope left on my 60m rope but you might be able to use a 50m if your belayer climbs up the easy slab a little bit.

P2&3: Follow the bolt lines straight up to the top.

The Descent: You can rap the gulley/chimney to the south then you'll see two rap anchors in the top of another chimney which will rap to the top of the science of friction 1 more rap takes you to the ground. Some have rapped with a 70m rope and barley made it to the second rap point, it could be done with a shorter rope however you would just have to walk the rest of the way across roughly 3rd class terrain.

Protection

Three pins were added to protect the opening moves before the first two bolts.  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 to extend the clips to the first few pins.   1 60m rope is sufficient.

Location

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

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