Real Rappel Route
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Scott Baxter, Ross Hardwick, Gordon Douglass|
|Page Views:||1,113 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Larry Coats on Sep 25, 2010|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionA high-quality and historic route- the second one to climb the Mace. As the name describes, the route follows the line of the rappels from the second-highest tower of the Mace.
Pitch 1: Climb the obvious crack that leads to the ledge below the notch between the first and second towers. Increasingly delicate stemming leads to the thin crux (5.10), which is well-protected on thin cams and wires. The crack widens back to hand-sized above, and easier climbing leads to the belay.
Pitch 2: This pitch is the physical opposite of Pitch 1- burly crack climbing leads to the wide-fists crux at a bulge half way up the tower. Fight through the bulge (5.10), then pull into easier climbing in the chimney and off-width above.