Avg: 3.1 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Bob Kerry, Charlie Rollins 1988|
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|Shared By:||Charles Vernon on Oct 3, 2010|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick|
[Edit, after a second trip up]: I would only say that on pitch one, after the crux, the climbing seems pretty contrived, as you can just go up the moderate gear-protected corner (shown on the topo) to the belay. The climbing out right may be better but felt almost annoyingly forced.
To descend, we did not do the last 4th class pitch, but instead rappelled from the "pointed flake" that Kerry mentions, which is even with the tree belay at the top of pitch four, but about 30 feet left (if you want to do this option, then there's no need to go to the tree on P4). Here was the only discrepancy that we found in Backcountry Rock Climbing: We rappelled with one rope to a set of bolts not noted in that guide, then with two ropes to the two-bolt anchor atop pitch 2, then with two ropes to the ground.