Type: Trad, 120 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Kurt Shier
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On the Left side of Elk Slabs, climb up through a small roof where you can get some gear. Step up and continue up the 'water streak' without pro until you reach the two bolt anchor. Belay from here and then head up and to the left.


gear up to 3" and a few QD's


Craig Childre
Lubbock, Texas
Craig Childre   Lubbock, Texas
First Ascent is listed as Kurt Shier and party. Dec 17, 2007
Mike Harris DFW
DFW, Texas
Mike Harris DFW   DFW, Texas
The route description says 120' climb. That is just the first pitch. Which, at that point leaves you in the middle of the slab. Add about another 110' +/- for the second pitch. From the top, rap with two 60m ropes and angle for a ledge to the right then down climb. Mar 28, 2011
Jon Wood
  5.7 X
Jon Wood  
  5.7 X
  • **The R Rated Version***
We were a little sketched out about leading this x rated route with out having seen it up close. So we climbed great expectations and rapped down it after reaching the anchors for it. We discovered it is possible to top rope the first pitch with a 60 meter rope. Climb both pitches of Great Expectations or the Dihedral. Rap down to the first set of anchors, clip in, and set it up. We used standard over the shoulder slings and a few ovals. Gave us some piece of mind our first time up. There is some polish on some of the footholds. It's not a hard route, but very nervy on lead. The second pitch is run out to, but there is a place for a piece about twenty feet from the top where you can put a piece in. I found a great spot for a green tri-cam used as a chock. It's pretty low angle at this point, but I like to feel safe. There's a video on my facebook page if you want to take a look. leftyonenut@hotmail.com May 8, 2012
Craig Childre
Lubbock, Texas
Craig Childre   Lubbock, Texas
Not to diminish the head games this route can play on lead. Once you turn onto the slab section, it's easy 5.5-6 climbing to the chains. The X is warranted, but unless your slab technique is near zero, you shouldn't be intimidated by this rewarding lead. May 17, 2012
Henry Holub
Altus, Ok
Henry Holub   Altus, Ok
About 15 feet off the ground is a flat hold on the top of a rock that is detaching from the face. Pull down, not out. It ends up being a great foot placement just below the shelf/overlap Apr 22, 2016