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|Type:||Trad, 6 pitches|
|FA:||Rees, Zeilman, June 2010|
|Page Views:||622 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||Vic Zeilman on Jun 30, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
P1. 60m (5.10-). Locate the cairn, and start in a crack system on the left edge of a slab which appears low angle. When the crack ends, move right out onto the slab (the gear does appear - small TCUs) Top out on a ledge, move left of a tree and continue up non-descript face climbing on dark rock. Pull a 5.8ish bulge, and climb left to end on a second ledge. Belay left of a the tree at a triangular block leaning against the wall.
P2. 35m (5.8+ PG-13). Climb around the triangle block and continue up non-descript face with cool pockets in the rock. Stay right of the chossy corner system with bushes on your left. End this pitch at a stance with a fixed pin (there's another pin out right which begins the pitch 3 traverse) the stance is about 20 below a bushy alcove.
P3. 60m (5.10). Clip the pin and traverse right, staying low. Locate the crack system on the face and climb towards a small, solidly lodged block. Climb through the block and up the thin crack to a ledge (crux). Continue up the large, right facing corner to end on a terrace. Move up and left of the trees to belay near the base of a large chimney and a roof to the right.
P4. 30m (5.8+). Once you have located the chimney, look for a splitter fist crack on the wall (facing left. This is hard to spot from the belay. Climb up towards the chimney, then move right to locate the crack. Climb this short pitch and end on a large terrace/gully above. Do not continue climbing up the pegmatite arête to your left.
P5. 55m (5.9+). Move the belay across the gully to the base of the wall behind it. Pitch 5 starts at a section of peg below massive roofs on your left. Climb excellent rock through varied crack systems (stay left of a pine tree located on the face), moving up towards a large roof above. Pull airy moves to the right of the roof, ending on a large ledge/tunnel system which splits the granite from the pegmatite above.
P6. 40m (5.10). Clip a fixed pin and pull boulder moves in the pegmatite until you reach easier terrain above. Climb left on 5.5 terrain through the peg towards a quartz dike and the high point of the rim.
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