Type: Trad, 275 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Paul Crawford, Mike Shreve, 1976.
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Shared By: Blitzo on Feb 22, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin ., Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Good route, but grainy. I don't know what the photo's all about.

Down and to the right of Pie Face are three cracks. These are to the left of True Grip.

Climb the right-hand crack, a bolt protects face moves to a chimney/offwidth. Follow this to a belay. Most folks rap from here, or there is an interesting down climb off the back side.

The seldom done second pitch, goes up and right to a chimney. Climb this until it is possible to move left onto a face, which is followed to the top.

Protection

Pro to 4".

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Willoughby  
 
Went to the Pie Shop for the first time a few weeks back, and a party was camped out on this route ALL DAY. I went back and did it today, and now I know why. Way more fun than the two-star reviews suggest. Sure it's grainy, but tape up and enjoy the locker jams. Aside from a couple of psychological cruxes for the leader, it's pure fun - killer jams, and some fun stemming and chimneying higher up. This is a fun route - we each had to take two laps! You can toprope with a 60m rope, but for the rope to reach you'll have to start belaying from 15-20' up to the left, up the footpath along the base. Feb 6, 2012
Ed Henicle
Santa Rosa, CA
Ed Henicle   Santa Rosa, CA
Good finger, hand, and toe jam practice. Take some laps on this route to improve your skills. Protects well, but of course if you put to much gear in, you take your jams away... Apr 21, 2014
MisterCattell Cattell
South Lake Tahoe, Ca
 
MisterCattell Cattell   South Lake Tahoe, Ca
 
Definitely recommend a #4 for the ow up high. Not that it's too techy up there, but gear gets rather sparse and a fall would more than likely result in a collision with the ledge below the stem. Rad route, though! TR'd the finger crack down and to the left today, too. Jan 16, 2015