Avg: 3.1 from 23 votes
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||FA Alain Comeau, Franck Vernoyand Matt Stein FFA Alain Comeau and Bryan Becker|
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|Shared By:||lee hansche on Jul 30, 2008|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Jonathan Steitzer|
DescriptionA fantastic route that I give top marks right up there with any of the best climbs of similar grade in the valley. It reminded me of the crux 3rd pitch of Serenity Crack 5.10d in Yosemite, so if you've climbed that it gives you an idea. Ed Webster's book gives it 5.10d and Jerry Handren gives it 5.10c. It could go either way, but I thought 10c was right on.
Pitch 1: Climb up the corner. Jamming, chimneying, and stemming then step around a couple of small trees and in to a system of cracks that you jam and lock to a sloping ledge at a two pin anchor. Belay here or run it in to one pitch(works fine).
Pitch 2: Not much route finding needed here. Follow the sweet clean finger crack angling out left. Connect the locks and smear your feet as you make your way to a nice topout and a 2 bolt anchor.
LocationLeft of Short Order 5.9 look for a left facing corner leading to a series of short cracks and a final pretty left leaning finger crack.
To start scramble to the left around pitch 1 of Short Order and belay from trees at the base of the corner.
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