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|Type:||Trad, 700 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||Aaron Hobson on May 2, 2008|
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The first pitch starts up a short crack at the extreme left (South) side of the great Bowl. At the top of the crack, exit left onto the knobby slab and look for a lone 1/4" bolt nearby. This is the only piece of fixed gear currently on the route. Continue past the bolt up a black streak to a nice stance behind on a flake.
Pitch two continues up the slab to a brushy ledge which angles up and to the right. There are two variations once you get to the ledge, either follow the ledge to its top and then hop over slabby sections, or stay left of the brushy ledge and get into the left-facing corner. Exit the corner at a break and rejoin up the route.
Pitch 3-4: Walk up an extremely pocked low-angle slab and then make directly for the bottom of a right facing corner (Ingraham's Dihedral is about 60 ft to the right and can be accessed at this point). The right facing corner is the most protectable feature you'll get on this climb and goes at 5.6. An alternative to this "crux" is to step onto the knobby slabs to the left of the corner which can be climbed at an un-protectable 5.5.
Pitches 5-6: After a short slab, continue up a large right-facing corner to the top. There are several exits to the left of the corner, and a variation flake system to the right of the corner. At the top, continue up on low-fifth terrain until you feel you can safely exit to the north for the descent.
Descent is by scrambling off to the north. If you left packs at the base, you can down-climb 4rth class and low-fifth slabs to the north of the main slabs, but a better alternative is to leave your packs at the Bivy Cave to the north of the East Slabs and drop down to it on deproach;