Type: Sport, 400 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Kurt Smith and Jonny Woodward
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Shared By: MauryB on Jul 25, 2008
Admins: MAKB, Nate Ball, Ricardo Orozco, Rudy Peckham

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Description

Stout line that follows the steep face to the left of El Sendero Diablo. Like many of the multipitch routes in the Potrero the belays are mostly hanging, so 4 pitches of 5.11 and 5.12 climbing in the sun with the only respite being hanging from your harness is a solid undertaking.
Pitch 1: 5.11c Pretty stout warmup pitch for the route.
Pitch 2: 5.11a Easiest pitch on the route, but no gimme. Fun, overhanging, juggy climbing that moves left, then back right a bit to the belay.
Pitch 3: 5.12c The crux pitch, with the crux just nearly off the belay.
Pitch 4: 5.12a Heads up and left into the massive left facing dihedral, with an awkward move as you reach back to clip a bolt on the opposing, overhanging rightward wall. Then some fun moves around the arete to the right, up and to the final belay.

Location

Locate the line just uphill and to the left from El Sendero Diablo. Descend by rappelling the route.

Protection

Quickdraws, not sure exactly how many but 15 should be adequate.

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