Avg: 1.8 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 80 ft|
|Page Views:||133 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||Doug Hemken on Jun 7, 2010|
|Admins:||Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE|
DescriptionA fun excursion with an alpine feel.
It was once the practice to climb this route with a point of aid. If you are short, you will still see the logic in the old approach. Zimmerman and Smith state wryly "This is an unprecedented opportunity to push your free climbing past the thresholds of yesterday."
The crux is behind the little pine tree about 20-30 feet up. This used to be aid, then it went free at F5. The latest guidebook calls it 5.4. Could be 5.6 or 5.7 if you're really short. Fortunately the hold you throw for is really big and really flat.
Finish in the dihedral as for Cheatah (which would make this 5.7), or wind around the nose to the left for easier, blocky ledges that are more in keeping with the rest of the route.