Type: Trad, 60 ft (18 m)
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Shared By: Chris Duca on Jan 23, 2011 · Updates
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The Thorn sits conveniently to the right, and uphill to its sister route, The Rose. This classic finger/thin hand crack climb is quite the gem that packs some very bouldery and sustained climbing into its short length.

The route begins easily enough on juggy flakes that jog up and slightly right to a vertical, thin hands section that widens slightly at its top. at the top of the crack, break left on a hard boulder problem that guards the final, short fist-sized crack.

Top out on semi-insecure moves to mantle with a tree directly in front of you. Whether you use the root to finish or not is a question only your heart can answer. 

Bolted anchor with rap rings, be sure to keep your rope from getting stuck in the crack after rappeling.

Location Suggest change

Uphill and to the right of the Rose.

Protection Suggest change

Standard rack up to a #3 Camalot will suffice.