Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Adzima on Feb 8, 2007
Admins: Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Another nice, but rather short route, would be a classic if it was longer.

Starts at the rap rings near a pine tree on the Le Gourmet Traverse ledge. Climb the obvious left facing corner to a Old man's Traverse ledge. Short but fun. Large pine at top.


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This seems to be regularly treated as P2 of Le Gourmet (what my party did), since there is a belay station. A fine route, but, nothing special. Apr 11, 2010
From what I've seen, guides like it also, as it avoids the risk of putting clients on the traverse of LeG's 2nd pitch. (Plus, it's much better climbing) May 18, 2015
I agree that from looking at how clean the rock is on Front C compared to the second pitch of Le Gourmet, it is used for the second pitch much more frequently. I'm sure the G rating compared to PG plays into to it too. I liked it. I thought it was a very fun pitch to lead although too short. I found it helpful to place a piece high at the top of the slab before getting to the dirt and anchor for use as protection and a re-direct for the rope on top belay so it minimizes the rope sheath scraping against the rock. Jun 7, 2016