Type: Trad, 950 ft (288 m), 7 pitches
FA: Daniel Seeliger & Andy Hoyt
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Shared By: Paul S on Apr 14, 2009
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Description

Most likely one of the most climbed routes in the valley due to its proximity to the camping. I found the climb to have some really good pitches, and some dirty pitches with lack-luster climbing.

P1: You have two options for the 1st pitch, either one of which will be the crux of the route. The original starts in a small left facing dihedral (that is part of a large arc) then moves right onto a slab following bolts. This way is only 11a, but supposedly a little more runout. A few smaller pieces are needed for the first 20m before the bolts. The other option (and I was told the better option) is to start right in the middle below the arc, climbing slab, making a crux move at the arc (11c), and continuing on nice edges to a ledge. Bring two of your smallest cams for just below the arc, and a lot of draws. Both options will require a little bit of simul climbing. 11c 62m

P2: A fun cruiser pitch up more slab/face past bolts and some smaller gear. 5.9 40m

P3: Either head up slightly left climbing to a ledge and traverse right to the base of a dihedral and set up a gear belay or head right into the obvious dihedral climbing to the base of the dihedral above. Either way will be dirty. 5.9 35m

P4: This was my favorite pitch of the route. Continue up the dihedral and move left up a slab at the obvious bolts to a bolted anchor. A 3.5 camalot was nice for this pitch. 10c 35m

P5: Climb up the right facing dihedral, with the crux climbing through the vegetation. 10a 35m

P6: Climb left into a a new dihedral, continue up the dihedral keeping an eye out to your left for a traverse across the face to a crack, which leads to more face climbing via a bolt or two. 10a 50m

P7: Walk across the big ledge to your left and set up a new belay in the trees. Down climb through the trees for ~8m and traverse into the obvious crack system, follow this to anchors. This pitch is worth the hassle at the beginning, its pretty good! 10a 45m

Rap the route with double 60m's

Location

Once the trail hits the wall make a left, the route will be obvious at the first clearing you come to.

Protection

A double set of cams up to a 2 with one 3 and 3.5, nuts, and draws would be plenty.

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