Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Art Gran, Phil Jacobus, and John Hudson 1960. FFA: Dick Williams 1964
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Shared By: Ross Fadely on Jan 11, 2008
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A classic roof problem that serves as a great introduction to harder roofs.

P1: Climb the small left-facing corner to a small stance. Surf right then back left through a deceptive little sequence. Head up the main left-facing corner to the roof. Pull over this (crux) to arrive at the fixed rap anchor.

There is a second and third pitch but most rap here.


On a face 40 feet right of Maria and 15 feet left of Sixish, below left side of the obvious roof.


Standard rack, microcams or slider nuts may be helpful.


Worthwhile, quite strenuous. Largely ignored. I did this with a friend who weighed almost 200 lbs. He couldn't do the roof and I lowered him with my head braced against a tree, on a waist belay, shirtless. Nice slow rope burn. Feb 19, 2008
Jersey City, NJ
BrianRH   Jersey City, NJ
first pitch is nice; thoughtful 5.7 or so to the roof. make sure your gear under the roof is solid as the moves over the roof are committing. reminds me a bit of the roof on Birdcage. Mar 24, 2011
Anacortes, WA
IJMayer   Anacortes, WA
I just tried this tonight in the dark and took the whipper! The roof is reachy for me at 5'5", but I probably missed a foothold.. Aug 4, 2011
New York, NY
  5.9 PG13
divnamite   New York, NY
  5.9 PG13
Interesting climb, worth doing. It's a strenous roof, good intro to harder roof climbs at the Gunks. Jun 23, 2014
There is a knee lock mid way through the roof moves that allows you to have a full no-hands rest. I always liked the look on the face of a belayer when reaching back with both hands to chalk up Dec 5, 2014
Poughkeepsie, NY
rgold   Poughkeepsie, NY
Jean is left of Sixish, not right of Sixish as the current location text says. Aug 7, 2016