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|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Greg Vernon, Mike Baca 1987|
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|Shared By:||Steve Gade on Aug 3, 2012|
|Admins:||M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionStart by climbing the crack (5.8) in the center of the dome. Belay on a spacious ledge by slinging a chockstone at the back or build an anchor near the front to avoid rope drag.
Pitch 2 (5.7) takes you left around a corner and then angles up and left along an obvious crack. Build a belay behind a very thick flake/block but consider backing it up in the nearby crack.
Pitch 3 (5.10a) opens with the technical crux and then backs off to 5.8 lay-back past two bonsai trees. If you have a 60m rope, belay under the roof (continue with a 70m).
Pull the roof (bolt) on Pitch 4 (5.8)and lay-back to a bolted belay.
Pitch 5 is the psychological crux with tender-footed 5.8 slab climbing which angles left over crusty granite past (5) 3/16 inch bolts.
Three raps (TWO ROPES!) take you down to the left of the route or you may walk off.