Type: Trad, 95 ft
FA: Paul Rubin and Marc Cassler
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Shared By: David Kider on Sep 11, 2011
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Description

Starts on the face between Laurel and Rhododendron. Not much in the way of protection. Follow the right-facing flake. The crux is probably at about 40 feet. The fingers then get thin and slippery. I ended up just going to the chains on Laurel.

Location

Between Laurel and Rhododendron.

Protection

Standard rack, but the route is thin on gear.

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Rory Nugent
Rockaway, NJ
Rory Nugent   Rockaway, NJ
I found it helpful to place a small cam as a TR directional about halfway between Laurel and Rhododendron. Either walk right from the chains of Laurel or down-climb to the ledge below the chains on Rhododendron. Oct 7, 2013
Systematic
  5.7+ PG13
Systematic  
  5.7+ PG13
Tricky start leads to very satisfying climbing with comparatively virgin rock. Protection is adequate after about ~10'. Mostly tiny and finger cams, but a larger piece is also useful. Some cruxy thin climbing above protection is very exciting, though the resulting fall doesn't seem dangerous (though longish). Feb 22, 2016
The delicate steps leftward along the slopey ramp 10 ft up can be protected with a blue Ball Nut. First time I placed that piece on lead - woo hoo! A nice lead to test where my head is at (the upper crux is a bit committing). Apr 14, 2016
SethG  
The gear is fine. I placed a micronut in the opening flakes. Then there's a bomber small cam placement for the move to the ledge. Good pro the rest of the way.

Not a bad little climb. Dec 23, 2016
David Kerkeslager
New Paltz, NY
David Kerkeslager   New Paltz, NY
The boulder at the top of the climb may seem like a good way to build an anchor, but don't be fooled! It's possible to move it with body weight. There's a solid #2 placement on the crack one ledge up that can be used as a directional coming from the Laurel chains. Oct 8, 2018