Avg: 2.7 from 18 votes
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||1,851 total, 14/month|
|Shared By:||Aaron Hobson on May 14, 2007|
|Admins:||Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff|
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DescriptionSolid climbing up huecos and patina for two pitches, with good exposure and comfy belays. The first pitch is the more dififcult, mainly due to the route-finding challenges. Finding the "5.6" start may be tricky as there are several slightly more difficult ways to start. Also, the protection on the first 30-40 ft is not all that obvious, sometimes relying on the small gaps between patina plates. The second pitch is much more straightforward, following the obvious hand-sized crack for half a pitch. When the crack ends, an exposed traverse to the right leads to a ledge, from which one can scramble up to the top.
A beginner leader should take this route fairly seriously, as the protection is not obvious. However, there are plenty of good stances, and as long as you can be creative with your pro, you'll enjoy this route.