Avg: 3 from 23 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 180 ft (55 m)|
|FA:||Duane Raleigh, Schooley 1976|
|Page Views:||2,841 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Daniel S on Mar 11, 2007|
|Admins:||Ryan Sheldon, Drew Nevius, Kevin Diaz|
A long (for one pitch) slabby climb that gets easier as you go up. Once you have reached the belay station, you can walk on the slab (though not recommended). The crux is passing the first blot using moderate friction climbing.
Route starts essentially the same as Great Expectations and the Dihedral. From the start, veer right onto the steep slab past the first bolt, then continue up to a horizontal crack where a small cam can be placed. Continue up past another bolt and stay in the middle of the slab as the first ascent was while wearing Nike tennis shoes. The vertical crack to the left is off route. The bolts were added sometime after the first ascent.
- Connect two 60m ropes and rap from Nike’s anchor.
- Continue up to Tree Route’s anchor on the headwall above. From there, make 2 individual rappels with a single rope from the bolted anchor and then the tree anchor. Use a 70m rope or a few feet of downclimbing will be required. Knot your rope ends!