Avg: 2.3 from 18 votes
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 3 pitches|
|FA:||Rich Calderwood and Merle Alley, 1957, FFA: Merle Alley, Rich Calderwood, John Ohrenschall and George Sessions, 1958|
|Page Views:||3,585 total · 20/month|
|Shared By:||Steven Sheets on Nov 17, 2008|
|Admins:||Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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From here the climb becomes more enjoyable. Four bolts protect a somewhat runout face traverse (5.7-8). The climbing here is wild and fun with the runout no longer than 40 feet at most. One traverses to a corner where easy climbing takes you to a new set of belay bolts.
From this belay runout face moves (5.6) takes one to a weird and flaring wide groove. Dirty pin scars provide protection for the awkward yet fun climbing up to a big tree.
From here many people rappel but the climb continues up obvious cracks and ledges for another two pitches. At the top one can rappel the Arches Terrace Direct route.
This basically a fun old school Valley route.