Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Peter Himot and Bill Meyer (1959)
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Shared By: Tim Schafstall on Apr 2, 2008 with updates from Andrew Alexander
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Climb a ramp up and right to the right side of an overhang (follow the fixed pins, still there as of 2007), then move right up the face using the path of least resistance to a large ledge and tree. Descend right, via the Uberfall Descent.

The face is often sandy and not nearly as good as it looks.


Fifty feet right of Rhododendron, at a pool known as the frog pond. Just left of an obvious slabby face with a seam diagonaling right.


Fixed pins (?) + standard Gunks rack. A top-rope anchor can be built with static line off of trees 30' back from the top.            


Tim Wolsonovich
  5.4 PG13
Tim Wolsonovich   Boston
  5.4 PG13
Good route to mess around on while you wait for Horseman to open up. Short. Small holds. High feet. Nothing to write home about. Sep 19, 2010
Easy to back up the pins with 0 and 00 Mastercams if you want. Nice warm up, just wish it was longer! Jul 31, 2012
David Kerkeslager
New Paltz, NY
David Kerkeslager   New Paltz, NY
Looking at the Topos in the Gunks App, the climb goes up pretty far, but beyond the first bit, most of this is just steep hiking. The crux moves are kind of neat in an awkward way, but I wouldn't go out of my way to get on this. May 5, 2018
Andrew Alexander
Ithaca, NY
Andrew Alexander   Ithaca, NY
There are three ancient but solid-feeling pitons along the route. Fun, short, and really tricky for a 5.4, even at the Gunks! Jun 24, 2018