Avg: 3.3 from 16 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, Aid, 500 ft (152 m), 4 pitches|
|FA:||Dave Crough and Christian Straight, 1978|
|Page Views:||4,555 total · 31/month|
|Shared By:||Kevin Friedrich on Aug 7, 2008|
|Admins:||andy patterson, Aron Quiter, Bruce Hildenbrand, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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Closures effective as of the day after Martin Luther King Day- July 3. Check closure website for details on closed areas.
P1: Fun sport climbing on good rock. Enjoyable bulge with some cool, non-pinnacles like moves. A little loose up high, but a superfluous amount of bolts protect all moves. Ends at bolt belay.
P2: Some bolt-pulling aid moves through a chossy steep section, much like Bills Bad Bolts. Then open face climbing in a groove. Some exciting 5.9 here. Ends at bolt belay.
P3: More classical Machete face climbing to an invigorating run-out 5.9 move. Then climb into huge flaring chimney with some pods for pro. funky bolt belay.
P4: Wiggle through the huge flaring chimney. The slot in the back feels like Yosemite 5.8. Pitch ends at shiny rap station on top of a cool chock stone. Great Pitch. Rap route from here or continue to top.
P5: Cruise up gully to summit of ridge.