Avg: 1.8 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Bernard Gillett, Paul Bodnar 2006|
|Page Views:||768 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Ivan Rezucha on Mar 22, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionCrown Molding is a stout warmup for routes on the main December Wall. The initial corner is sustained and treacherous with small gear. A fun bolt-protected hand traverse leads to a bolt-protected ceiling. Above an easier but awkward, right-angling crack leads to the anchors.
Re-reading Gillett's description, we may have missed a final optional finger crack.
It looks like this climb has only been climbed a couple of times. The chain anchors were brand new with no sign of wear from pulling ropes.
From the anchors, you can toprope the first two thirds of Door Jamb, the 5.9 chimney to the right. Because of the rope angle, you get to avoid the upper part of the chimney, which looks like even less fun than the bottom. The slab to the left of the upper part of the chimney is climbable to the anchors at 10 something.