Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches|
|FA:||Rees, Zeilman, October 2009|
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|Shared By:||Vic Zeilman on Jun 30, 2011|
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P1. 90 (5.7). Climb a short pitch up the lower angle granite trough with sparse protection. Exit right onto a massive granite ledge (do not continue up and left). Look for a bolt on the next pitch.
P2. 120 (5.11-). Head up the dihedral, clip a bolt and pull the crux - a few desperate moves of friction stemming that is well-protected. Finish the pitch on 5.9 alternating flakes and cracks, eventually moving right onto the face and belaying under a large roof (kind of tricky belay). Pitches 1 & 2 can be linked, but the belay can't see the leader in the crux dihedral.
P3. 150 (5.9) From the belay, traverse left back under roof towards a short hand crack. Pull airy moves and continue straight up through a series of small bulges to gain easy terrain. Stay to the right of the blocky buttress ahead, and belay at the base of a squeeze chimney/OW.
P4. 180 (5.9+) Climb the squeeze chimney/OW until you reach easy terrain. Continue up low 5th, staying right of a large juniper. Climb another short, steep section (5.9ish) which leads to a ledge.
P5. 160 (5.9) Lead up the blocky terrain on the left side of the ledge to a grassy terrace above. Trend left below a large pegmatite tower/block. Around the corner locate a short, thin hands crack which leads to a belay at a tree.
Unrope, head left, and 4th class a short distance to the rim. Return to North Vista Trail.