The Tao of Dow
Avg: 2.7 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|FA:||M. Hartrich, Albert Dow, Alec Behr May 1980|
|Page Views:||739 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||john strand on Mar 26, 2009|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
Private Property Details
Access may be private.
DescriptionA pretty good climb at a moderate grade. Ascends a nice slab with fair-to-good pro, though a little run out at the top.
START: On the slab below, and a little right of, the tree growing from a crack about 20-25ft up. [Var] Climb the slab, passing to the right of the tree, and climb the slab above (tri-cams and TCU's) to a very shallow flake/left-facing-corner (natural thread possible). Up this and on to a stance (with 1/4" bolt). Now step right and make smearing moves (crux) to the slab above. Move up and left (TCU and/or nut for possible belay and/or directional) and then up along a dike. Continue to the dbl bolt (3/8") anchor of "Fools / Reelin'" ....or, about 10-12 feet before reaching that anchor, step up right and out of the dike to the slab and trees above. 140 +/- ft, 5.8+ PG-13 to R (for the old 1/4" bolt)
Variation: It is possible to start on "Standard and Poors" and move right up the slab to intercept the described route below the flake/corner. This variation is less well protected and you have to fight the tree's branches.