Access Issue: Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project- Closures in effect as of 1/25/19
Large portions of Mt Elden are closed to entry due to forest thinning as a part of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project. The closures are temporary, however, they now carry a lengthy expiration date of 12/7/2020 or until rescinded. Closure areas are subject to change as the forest thinning is done in stages. Make sure you understand the the boundaries.
West Elden, Oakland’s, and Solitude Canyon are closed to entry as of 2/5/19.
Best warm-up at the cliff. Starts off boulder, or pre-clip first draw and do the sequential direct start. Climbs up to and across juggy rail, past the dihedral, then up past the last bolt to a pocket and some popcorn nuggets. Jugs to top. A direct two bolt variation(without chains) climbs up the dihedral to join the original line - Blow Me 11d.
First route encountered on the trail. The only route with fixed chain draws.