Avg: 2.4 from 9 votes
|Type:||Trad, 160 ft (48 m)|
|FA:||Gib Lewis and Tobin Sorenson, May 1974|
|Page Views:||1,072 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Murf on Oct 17, 2011|
|Admins:||C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Climb cracks to a bulge where a curiously hard mantle leads to the first bolt. Step left and up a short ramp to the roof. Pass the roof on large holds moving across the top of the roof before a stop across to the next bolt (protection possible). Continue on the path of least resistance (up and right), being careful not to miss the oddly placed 4th bolt, which is left of the obvious line. At the fifth bolt, you can continue to the last bolt on Pas de Deux, Original Route, which is visible almost directly up, or move left through one more bolt to the end of the pitch. There is an obvious belay crack well below the summit. If one is uncomfortable on 3rd/4th class terrain another easy pitch can be done to the top.
This pitch, graded 5.10b or 5.10b/c in versions of the guidebook is very stiff for that grade. The mantle alone may price it out of that range and there is sustained slab climbing throughout.