Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Kimber and Janice Almond- 1990's
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Shared By: bheller on May 19, 2009
Admins: grk10vq, Mike Engle

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Description

Kimber Almond told me when he was exploring in the Circle Creek drainage and found this crack in the 90's that he was shocked no one had yet climbed it. He said he cleaned out the moss and lichen and discovered a sweet little yosemite like finger/hand crack in a corner.
The crux comes about mid way, and is easily overcome with some liebacking. Patina face holds adorn the right wall of this vertical right-facing route. I would agree with Bingham's guide, and give this climb 3 stars if not for the long approach for only two climbs on the formation, and shortness of the route. A budding 11a leader would likely appreciate this climb more than anyone.

Location

Located on the east face crag that bears its namesake- look for the vertical right facing corner. Rap off.

Protection

The gear is great- it basically places itself, and you have sizing options. Bring a single set of cams from fingers to off hands. You don't really even need runners. Lower off the chain anchors at the top.

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