Central Pillar of Laurel
Avg: 3.5 from 24 votes
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||Jerry Clawges, Mike Fischesser, 1990|
|Page Views:||5,805 total · 53/month|
|Shared By:||Jeff Mekolites on Apr 6, 2009|
|Admins:||Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
DescriptionCentral Pillar is a great option if you arrive at LK and find lots of the routes wet. The first three pitches go at 5.9 and can easily be rapped. The third pitch is amazing.
P1: Climb the short corner to a horizontal that leads right to a sweet finger crack. Follow the crack until it ends then slab up past two bolts to a bolted belay. 5.8, 150 feet
P2: Step left to a crack and mantel up on a sloping wide ramp that leads right to another crack. Continue up past two bolts to another bolted belay. 5.9, 150 feet
P3: Locate the amazing quartz dike that snakes its way up from the left. Climb up to the dike on the right, then left, passing three bolts to a big comfy ledge and bolted belay. 5.9, 120 feet
P4: Traverse right to the big water groove, climb up past one bolt to a bulge, step right and belay. 5.10, 80 feet
P5: Finish on Wild Turkey, 5.10+ or traverse right to the bolted anchors on pitch 5 of Seconds.