Mad Hatter [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Joe Garcia, Brian Burgess, Manuel Rangel|
|Page Views:||409 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||manuel rangel on Dec 29, 2012|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Access Issue: Access: Details
For the moment, access to this area by climbers should be from a temporary trailhead/parking area that is located near the old Morrell's Wall Parking Lot area. From there, the new Tom's Thumb Trail leads up toward Morrells Wall, Gardeners Wall and on to Tom's Thumb. Please look for, and use designated climber access trails.
Description [Suggest Change]
Three pitches of varied climbing get you to the top of this formation easily spied from the TT trai and EE trail junction. The first pitch is the crux but the others have their moments too. Avoid crumbly footholds by jamming into right crack; roof above is crux (well protected) then another wide spot at the finish tops it off. Pitch 2 starts wide and a #6 friend protected the start but Brian ran it out in the squeeze above. Last pitch wanders left on a traverse to an awkward mantle and finish on a right facing lay back.
Location [Suggest Change]
West face of wall just a bit in the shade starts the route up a left-facing dihedral. Loose rock at start easily managed by jamming the right crack.
Protection [Suggest Change]
double from #2 to #4, single #5,6 maybe a 12" big bro (for 2nd pitch); walk off.