Type: Trad, 35 ft
FA: Mike Paul, Galen Kirkwood Pre-1990
Page Views: 1,314 total · 12/month
Shared By: Kyle Wills on Mar 29, 2010
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin ., Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Current San Diego County Advisories Details

Description

Offwidth crack, with notable hand s-crack that gets you off the ground. Found it to be difficult for the grade, although I am not a proficient Offwidth climber. Crux occurs near the top as crack continue to widen.

Location

One of the last climbs on top of the Middle Earth region. Look for the wide crack the continues to widen at the top.

Protection

3 and larger. Be prepared to walk a 6 if you only have one. Bolt Anchors at top

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Josh Cameron
California
  5.9
Josh Cameron   California
  5.9
Great offwidth training; makes me feel like I'm in Yosemite. I led it with a #5 C4 down low and placed a #2 Metolius in the flake inside the offwidth near the top. I think a #6 would protect it much better than my #5 did, but it seems a 6 would also get in the way.

Towards the top when you've just about lost all hope, look for a good foot on the face out left.

For such a short climb it felt very airy due to its location high on the hillside. Mar 28, 2012