Avg: 2.3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 330 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Jim Olsen - Fritz Devendorf|
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|Shared By:||James Olsen on May 10, 2012|
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2nd Pitch: Go straight up from climber's right side of ledge to a ledge above, then continue upward, drifting right to a substantial tree. First part of the lead is exposed 5.6. (about 75')
3rd Pitch: Go up gully with a crack to a face, then up face. As you ascend you first drift a little right, then drift a little left. First part is 5.5. (about 70')
Route changes character as you ascend, and the beginning of the second pitch is most gratifyng.
To descend, you can scramble climbers left and rap down Juniper overhang, carefully scramble climbers right on a discontinuous ledge to a second and final rap station, or climb up and go left (northerly) for awhile to reach the standard, well established and cairned descent trail. This is a great trail.
Alternatively and much less desirable, you can take the "East Gully" descent as described on page 7 of Gary Clark's El Rito trad area guide.