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|Type:||Trad, 800 ft, 5 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Aaron Hobson on Jun 1, 2008|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
P1: Start about 50 ft below a small overlap, where a single bolt is clearly visible. By starting in from the left, you can place a supplemental piece or two before reaching the overlap. From the overlap, climb directly up over 5.7 slabs without protection to a two-bolt anchor, ~80ft. If 80 ft without protection isn't you idea of a good time, trend right a bit past the overlap where a few small pieces can be placed in a shallow right-facing corner.
P2: Climb straight up the open slab, ~5.7. Pass by two dike-protrusions that angle up and left, at the second one, clip the one bolt of the pitch (~80ft). Another 50 ft gains a two-bolt belay. A more protecable variation trends right where some more shallow right facing corners offer up some tiny placements. If you take the variation, you end up reaching the second pitch belay of Bearwalk, a comfortable scooped out ledge.
P3: Continue 180 ft of 5.6 climbing passing a few shallow left facing corners that surprisingly do not offer much protection. Belay at a nice stance under a large flake.
P4: Climb around the left side of the flake and then run out for 50 ft over a smooth slab, 5.7, until you gain a small crack system underneath a large headwall. After a few small brush, there are two beautiful splitter cracks which lead to weaknesses in the headwall. The right hand weakness goes at 5.8. The left hand weakness is a pretty dihedral, with finger-tip lay-backs, and feels more like 5.9. Finish at a small pine tree growing out of a large crack.
P5-6: Continue up the rhine-stone studded slab above, with very little protection, but easier climbing (5.5) to the top.