Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Paul Davidson, ~ '81
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Shared By: Paul Davidson on Apr 11, 2008
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Climbing restricted due to tourist safety Details

Description

Ramp, corner, crack system just left of Hidden Hollow. It's the obvious wider black corner just right of MicroTome and Obscurity.

What appears as a bushy choss fest was actually some pretty decent climbing with a bit of 5.8 here and there. I think the "crux" would be towards the top.

It's a right leaning system.

Protection

Standard rack, I imagine. Was done via 3rd class.

Photos

Paul Davidson
  5.8
Paul Davidson  
  5.8
Recently, on a blast from the past, stopped here for a quick afternoon romp and jumped on this. Had been curious as to what it was really like. I just wish I had a camera for a picture of Randy Mettler toping out carrying all the gear I'd placed on it. (quite a bit more than the FA which used no gear.) I thought it was a very fun climb, much cleaner than it looks. Crux is probably the corner 30 ft or so up. Bit tricky to get pulled into and over. The blocks seem pretty welded in place. There's a great sequence of moves at the top that I'd forgotten all about. Go right at the top of the corner. Don't do the worm out left. Off balance, odd underclings get you out right where there's a big foot that has nothing but air and the Hidden Hollow slab below it. Great fun exposure, if you can consider the overlook having exposure. Disclaimer, You have to be willing to deal with some vegetation but not bad. Such things rarely bother me but if you've grown up clipping, this sort of thing may not be your cuppa. Like many of the routes in this area, it could be easy to confuse this with another one or move one way rather than another and make a very different climb. I think the routes in the Obscurity wall area are best left for locals looking to do something new on a late afternoon outing. Dec 17, 2013