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|Type:||Trad, 500 ft, 6 pitches, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||ihategrigris on Mar 19, 2007|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
Pitch 1 (5.5 - 20m): Trend up and right on the slab to a bolt, then straight up past 1 more bolt and a possible nut placement to a 2 bolt anchor.
Pitch 2 (5.6 - 30m): Traverse left, up and back right around an overhang. Follow the left facing corner protected by fixed pins (possible small nut backups are advisable). A few smearing moves lead to a large ledge with a bolt anchor.
Pitch 2a (4th - 5m): Move the belay to the fixed station left side of the ledge. Watch for loose rock. This station is shared by Grey Waves.
Pitch 3 (5.6 - 30m): The 'keel haul pitch'. Traverse left until it's possible to comfortably move up. Protection is a mix of fixed pins and bolts. Proceed up and left on the rough slab to a belay station. Rope drag is a serious problem on this pitch, bring plenty of long slings.
Pitch 4 (5.5 - 40m): Go straight up the slab with good but sparse protection. Come up between two large trees to a bolt belay.
Pitch 5 (5.5+ - 30m): Go straight up the slab crossing two vertical sections protected by fixed pins (very small cams as back up) to the top out. Bolts at the top out point.
Descent: Walk right along the top of the cliff and then east down to the river gully between kid and nanny goat buttress. Walk down the gully crossing to the north side of the creek (icy in early season). Scramble down 4th class slab to a trail acorss the creek and back to the base of the cliffs.