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 The closures are temporary, however, they now carry a lengthy expiration date of 12/7/2020 or until rescinded.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.
Rick Flare is the flaring dihedral to crack that starts 25 feet off the deck. Originally a pure trad climb, but was later bolted due to the need for another good warm-up. As a trad climb, one had to solo to the start of the dihedral(9+), and then place gear in the flaring crack - fairly bold. For this reason it was rarely, if ever, climbed. Now it is well bolted, and will be one of the best and most popular routes at the crag. Excellent varied climbing, and the best warm-up in this area of the cliff.
Same start as Egypt Air arete, angle right to the dihedral.
Bolts to anchor. For a trad lead bring medium to small cams.