Avg: 2.2 from 20 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 45 ft (14 m)|
|FA:||G. Bell + LA Mountaineers, 1955|
|Page Views:||1,686 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Wenker on Feb 18, 2008|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
The Pillars of Hercules route is easily identified by the two massive buttresses that mark the prow of the cliff. The climb has two start variations; both starts lead to the base of a broad chimney betwixt the two mighty pillars.
This left start variation requires one first to mantle onto the left side of the large, flat-topped boulder/pillar that marks the base of the climb. The crux is moving left off this boulder and getting to the stance below the twin fist cracks in the back of the broad chimney. The left twin crack seems to protect better. This is a great beginner trad lead, once you feel comfortable with the low crux.
Popular to top-rope; a 2-bolt anchor, reachable from the top, was recently re-installed (please don't sling the tree anymore). There's also abundant opportunities for a gear anchor on top if you like.