Type: Trad, 200 ft
FA: Craig Luebben, Sarah Spalding, Ralph Walter, Schmetterer
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Shared By: Kevin Landolt on Sep 4, 2010
Admins: James Schroeder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

What a fun route! Scramble up the sweet, right-facing corner (5.6) to the "Ribeye Flake" belay. Climb up right on moderate ground to an obvious seam - continue up on beautiful, water-polished rock. Clip the route's lone bolt (I'm not sure if this bolt was added after the FA by the infamous "Greyrock Retrobolter", or if it was placed by the FA Team - certainly possible considering where the bolt is located and the general look of it - when compared to the shiny new bolts that abound on the surrounding slabs). Climb softly through the route's crux - excellent slab moves on perfect stone. Follow the obvious, arching crack to about mid-way, place a big cam and then savor the "exciting exit moves" on the slab above. Sweet!!!

Rap from the tree anchor on Cow Pie Ledge to the ground with 2 60m ropes, or make a single 60m rap to an easy downclimb.

This route is mislabled as route #40 in the NC3 guide. It is actually the route labeled #39. There is also a lone bolt on the route not described in that book - to be sure the NC3 guide is an invaluable resource for the Greyrock climber - but on the NW Slab topo many route #s do not match their descriptions.

Location

Ribeye Flake area, NW Slabs.

Protection

A few cams to 4 inches, stoppers. There's one bolt on the route.

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