Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Taino Grosjean on Dec 13, 2006
Admins: JSH

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A "gimme" 5.5, it's a good way to get up on top of the pillar to set up the other routes on it. Sling tree limbs for anchor.

The pillar has 3 (three!) bolts WITHOUT rappel rings on top, and the bolts are well back from the edge. The top of the pillar is a 3' jump across a 40-50' drop, to get to the main rock to the left. You may end up rappelling from the tree, or counterweight rappelling. Thanks for the bolts, guys! -JSH


Start next to large boulder at base of tree on left side of pillar; go straight up small dihedral and trend left towards top to avoid the tree.


G-PG gear, some of it quite fiddly. Bring cams up to #2, and some hexes for the flake. The tree, of course, is off.


David Kerkeslager
New Paltz, NY
David Kerkeslager   New Paltz, NY
Easier than 5.5, and not a very interesting route. The crux is the tree getting in your way.

I led it without hexes, and I did not wish I had them. I agree the gear placements were a bit fiddly, though.

That said, giving 1 star as it's the safest way to get up and set up a top rope, for sure. Aug 6, 2018