Access Issue: Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July:
The following crags are closed 1 February to 31 July: First Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon) Second Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon) Third Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon) Third Flatiron Queen Anne's Head WC Fields Pinnacle The Ghetto East Ironing Board West Ironing Board The Fin Green Thumb Jaws
This off-route variation to Rite of Spring is located about 30-40 feet left of that route. Start directly behind a large tree.
P1: (5.8+, 60 feet) Piece together a line between plates and huecos with lots of lichen and loose rock. Aim for a large, right-facing dihedral and belay at its base.
P2: (5.9, 165 feet) Climb the dihedral and angle right into the crux section of Rite of Spring at a thin crack. (0.5 cam) Finish on that route.
A single 30m rap from the large eye bolt above the Southwest Chimney will put you on easy ground. The Haas guidebook topo is a little off for the line of Rite of Spring. It shows the line a little left of the true line.