Avg: 3.6 from 55 votes
|Type:||Trad, 1000 ft (303 m), 8 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Matt Perkins, David Whitelaw (1999)|
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|Shared By:||Matt Perkins on Aug 12, 2007|
|Admins:||Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
The difficult climbing is mostly bolt protected but the leader must carry and know how to use gear. Gear is particularly helpful for the long crack section on P4 (finger-tip-sized stoppers and up to a wide-hands cam size). It also may be helpful to place a piece or two on P2 and P7. See the attached topo for bolt counts per pitch.
Chains are in place at all the belays so you can rappel the route. The top two pitches are more easily rappelled by an alternate route in the trees on the right (north), for a more vertically oriented rappel.
The first of these two raps is from a set of slings on a medium sized tree, thirty to fifty feet right of where the route tops out. The second, less than a half rope below, has a chain anchor that is often overlooked, so there are slings on a large tree nearby. When you reach the anchor at the top of P2, you can do one rap to the ground with two 60-m ropes if you head towards the gully.