Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Adzima on Feb 8, 2007 with improvements by DaveBaker
Admins: Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Description

Climb the hand and finger crack 2 ft right of the Le Gourmet Chimney. Half-way up move a couple feet across a ledge and follow the crack system on your right

Location

Highest up and farthest north on the 4th class ledges Old Man's Traverse follows.

Protection

Handsize and smaller gear
attila  
This is perhaps the most strenuous 5.6 I know of. Sustained, excellent rock quality, good pro. I'll do it again. Apr 11, 2010
cjon3s
Sterling, VA
 
cjon3s   Sterling, VA
 
Great protection, solid rock and a killer view. A perfect intro to crack climbing. Apr 25, 2013
Vince Buffalini
Las Vegas, Nevada
 
Vince Buffalini   Las Vegas, Nevada
 
Great pro, no awkward moves, just fantastic hand jams with some face holds. Topped out on the south peak summit via Le Gourmet, Front C, then Critter Crack. I would definitely recommend it. Apr 15, 2015
minquatrails
Lancaster PA
 
minquatrails   Lancaster PA
 
For those looking for a way to get to the summit that don't like run-outs and leading 5.7 scares them - Do what Vince suggested. Even better - Take Candy Corner (5.5G)to Skyline Traverse (5.3?G) & skip the approach. Awesome day. Oct 27, 2015
Conway Yao
Washington, District of Col…
  5.7+
Conway Yao   Washington, District of Col…
  5.7+
Fantastic 70 feet of crack climbing! Was pumped by halfway up. Bring large cams. No obvious boulders to sling at the top for an anchor, so have to make one out of nuts/cams/etc. Easy 6 ft. downclimb to the north to access the East face summit ledge and its rappel options. Apr 8, 2019