Avg: 2.2 from 26 votes
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|FA:||P Ross, A Greene|
|Page Views:||3,192 total · 24/month|
|Shared By:||lee hansche on Feb 22, 2007|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
DescriptionThough a little dirty at times (mostly lichen), this route deserves attention. Compared to fighting the crowds on upper Refuse (5.5), climbing this route is a no-brainer, as long as you are solid in the grade.
After climbing half of the 2nd pitch of Upper Refuse, break left heading up towards an obvious detached block at the top of the cliff. Climb to a fixed pin (you can back it up with a nut), then follow the lichen covered low angle face up and left (can feel a bit spicy) to a crack that will bring you to the block.
Layback then mantel the block (or hump your way over it--that's how the route gets its name) and step left and to the cliff top. Belay from trees.