Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 110 ft (33 m), Grade II|
|FA:||John Glime- solo, 3/15/09|
|Page Views:||1,418 total · 10/month|
|Shared By:||John J. Glime on Mar 15, 2009|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
Start on the southern shoulder. Climb dangerous rock up the face past one bolt to better rock. Continue towards a small tree on a ledge, then diagonal back left past another bolt to a ledge that divides the west face and the southern face. Follow this arete-ish line up past two more bolts to the top. The last bolt protects the 5.8 move off of the ledge. It might stop you from hitting the ledge, but probably not... it can definitely be used to french free this challenging section. ;)
The climbing is mainly scary 5.5 throughout with a two move 5.8 thrown in as described.
The route is not aesthetic. The rock is crap. But the formation is nice looking, and it is fun to stand on top. It looks easier and shorter than it is.
Be extremely careful of loose rock.
Descent: I used one 60 meter rope that allowed me to 'drop' to safety. Worse case, you could down climb a few feet.