Avg: 2.5 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft (121 m), 4 pitches|
|FA:||Jeff Thomas, Del Young (1976)|
|Page Views:||1,257 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||the professor on Jun 11, 2013|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
The east face is closed to climbing year-round due to possible sensitive/endangered plant species.
The NW face and West face routes remain open.
See Closure section below for more details.
P1: climb any of Local Access Only, Reasonable Richard (best choice), or Black Maria. Continue right along an obvious ledge and belay at the base of the Flying Swallow dihedral (5.9, 100 feet).
P2: Stem the dihedral (crux) up clean rock with bits of red lichen, past a bolt to a ledge (5.10d, 75 feet).
P3: A remarkably clean and beautiful dihedral starts with fingers and widens to hands. Belay at the obvious ledge. (5.10b, 60 feet).
P4: A short dihedral with hand crack ends on the far left edge of Grassy Ledges (5.10a, 40 feet).
There is a variation to P3: another less clean dihedral just to the right. Although not as aesthetic as the standard P3, it's worth top-roping at 5.10b/c.