Avg: 3.6 from 59 votes
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft (27 m)|
|FA:||JJ Schlick 2011|
|Page Views:||3,243 total · 24/month|
|Shared By:||JJ Schlick on Aug 13, 2011|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman|
On the east edge of the East End Wall rappel 90’ down to a suspended boulder and a two bolt belay. A # 3.5 in a pod at the top of the route will keep your rope from getting wedged in the crack.
The first 15' of climbing off the belay is fantastic and a bit bouldery as you follow an arching seam with just enough holds to keep it in the 5.10 range. Once you start plugging gear in the thin crack, be sure to take advantage of the best placements when you see them. Continue up the thin crack past several boulder problems to a break at mid height. Enjoy the next 35' of twin cracks which is like a really featured cousin of Torpedo at the Forks. The roof may look intimidating at first glance, but the traverse and turning the roof add up to be about 5.9+ climbing, and the exposure is heavenly... For a basalt canyon anyway.