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Shared By: Anthony Stout on Aug 26, 2007
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Access Issue: Some rocks in this area are on private property. Property owner requests signed waiver. Details

Description

This route likely has one of the finest 5.9 cruxes anywhere! Just wish the rest of the route was as good as the top! Rope up at the foot of the blocks that lie under a roof and a sketchy looking boulder that looks like it is slightly detached from the rest of the formation (actually, this is where I placed my first piece of pro, as sketchy as the block looked it didn't appear that it was going anywhere and I am sure that I am not the first who has been on it). Once gaining the blocks at the base of the climb, you can slide a #3 Camelot up and right. To your left is a flared crack that does not accept pro well. The next few moves, though not difficult, felt uneasy to me because of the skecho block. Continue up a good crack with excellent pro and through a bulge. Once gaining the bulge you will get to a slightly overhung, smooth headwall with a beautiful crack running through its center. At first glance it appears more difficult than 5.9 but face holds, good position within the crack, and jugs continue to emerge until you meet the bolt anchors.

Location

At the southeast end of west rock, there is a high pillar that is slightly detached from the rest of the formation. The route starts behind two large pine trees (yes, I know, almost every route here starts behind pine trees!). Look for a stack of blocks below a small roof and a prominent crack above.

Protection

Single set of Camalots from 0.4 to #3, with a set of nuts, is sufficient. The #3 was placed down low and save the #2 for the top. Bolt anchors.

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