Type: Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 3 pitches
FA: Willie Crowther and Gardiner Perry, 1958
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Shared By: Taino Grosjean on Apr 2, 2007 with 1 Suggestions
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Access Issue: Tree Preservation and Rappelling Details

Description

Just to the left of Beginner's Delight lies this somewhat obscure route. You rarely see people on it, as you have Asphodel to the left and a plethora of starred routes to the right.

P1: Aim for an obvious left-facing corner below a roof about 50' feet up. Step up and right onto the top of the block, then up to a long ledge. Find some gear, traverse left, and belay at its left end.

P2: Climb the corner, head up and left to another corner, then up to the GT ledge. There is a bolted belay anchor on the GT ledge.

P3: Finish up the left-facing corner on the left.

Protection

You may find the first 40' or so of P1 to be more runout than you'd like, although the roof has good protection (and look for a hidden fixed pin).

P2 & 3: fairly straight-forward climbing, typical Gunks. These two pitches go at a true 5.3, no sand to be found, and protect at around PG; the cruxes of both pitches protect well.

Location

Approximately 50 feet left of Beginner's Delight, atop a ledge with a 3rd/4th class scramble up a ramp to a large tree about 20 feet off the ground. You actually share the 2nd pitch belay ledge with Beginner's Delight; BD is on the right, BL is on the left.

Descent: Rappel down the Beginner's Delight rap stations.

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