Avg: 1.6 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 550 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|Page Views:||1,356 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||Aaron Martinuzzi on Jan 29, 2010|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionGiven the climb-anywhere nature of the southeast face of Greyrock and the fact that the most memorable part of any of the "Chipmunk" cracks on the southeast face of Greyrock are their starts, Alvin is as much a variation to Theodore as it is an independent line itself.
At the same grassy alcove where Theodore and Simon begin resides a wide, slightly right-angling crack. Alvin ascends this crack (5.5) for the first part of its first pitch (don't worry, no OW skills needed) before ascending broken cracks above (5.6) to lower angle ground (4th class). From here, any number of lines can be chosen to reach the summit of the massif, ranging 2 to 3 long pitches in length and generally covering easy terrain.