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|Type:||Trad, 600 ft, 8 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Dan Tate, Barry Hagen, July 1965|
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|Shared By:||Kurt Withers on Mar 21, 2007|
|Admins:||Kate Lynn, Nate Ball|
DescriptionP1+2+3: The start is as for Diedre or to the right up a couple bolts. Climb the slab and then move right along the narrow ledge. Sling tree on the way by. Belay here or sling the tree and stem up onto the slab right in front of you to a tree belay on the left.
P4: Head up the slab aiming for a right facing corner past a bolt. Look for good holds above your head and have at it (crux 5.7). Ramble left up a finger crack traverse and belay at a tree.
P5: Continue up the route following the obvious line of water scoops to a little alcove and a gear belay.
P6: Surmount the slab - crux 5.7 a little freaky but super fun! Continue right along a small ripple upwards to a huge hole then you have 2 options.
- Option 1 Place a cam high on the flake to create a semi toprope for the second coming across the slab and belay from a tree island below.
- Option 2 continue up a corner to a huge flake and to a tree belay up and left. (If your second is confident then go for option 2 you eliminate a belay)
P7: Ramble up the water scoops (5.easy) and either a gear belay at the overlap just below a big block or do a little simul-climbing so that you can belay from behind the big block.
P8: Ramble up the final easy slab (4th class) to the tree belay at the finish. This route is 2 moderate moves then jug haul flake fest in between. Super fun though a little run out in spots.