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Flake n' Bake
Avg: 2.5 from 65 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Anthony Stout on Mar 20, 2007|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionNice, mellow, south facing route (gets plenty of sun in winter) to take aspiring leaders or new climbers on. Looking up you will see two obvious wavy cracks heading up to a roof. If you have more time to kill you can even set up a top rope and choose one of the four variations of the first pitch (crack 1, crack 2, slab only, or left facing dihedral crack.)
Pitch 1 (5.5)
Pick either crack and climb up through the roof and to the bolt anchors.
Pitch 2 (5.4)
Traverse to the right and follow the crack to a two bolt belay.
(NOTE: This belay used to consist of an ugly swath of slings stuck tight in a pinched crack. Thankfully, those slings have been replaced by a nice set of bolts.)
Descent: One sixty meter rope is fine for the rappel. Watch the ends when coming down the first pitch, it's close.