Type: Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: FA: Jim Belcer, Jason Seaver, 7/31/2004, FFA: Jason Seaver, John Tormalehto, 8/14/2010
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Shared By: jason seaver on Aug 16, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Pitch 1. Climb the right-facing corner of Precipitation’s first pitch for 30-40 feet to where the crack fades out. Place gear high and bust out right toward a hanging, left-facing flake/corner. Climb up into the left-facing flake and follow it through a bulge to a ledge belay with a black-coated cable anchor around a flake, 5.10-.

Pitch 2. Climb up and right to gain the gaping left-facing, left-leaning wide crack which parallels Precipitation's 2nd pitch. Climb this feature to where it takes a hard left under a roof/overlap and belay there, at a decent stance, 5.10-.

Pitch 3. Just a short little pitch. Undercling left out the crack under the big roof. Belay when you regain Precipitation, at a stacked-block stance, just down and left of a little roof crack, 5.11.

Pitch 4. This is Precipitation's 3rd pitch. Climb out the little roof crack up and right of the belay. Once established on the slab above, climb the left-hand crack through perfect stone to a two bolt belay, 5.10-.

Rappel twice with 2 ropes.

Some linkage of the pitches is possible, but the belays I described work well for eliminating rope-drag and maintaining visual contact.

Location

This route starts on the first pitch of Precipitatiion, which is 30’ left of the start to Idiot Wind and 30’ right of the giant flake resting against the base of the cliff right of Turnkorner.

Protection

Standard single rack up to a #6 Camalot will suffice. Doubles in #3 Camalot-size would be more comfy. There are currently two fixed wires at the 2nd belay, and a modern 2-bolt anchor atop the 4th pitch.

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