Avg: 3.4 from 8 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|FA:||Steve Garvey & Jim Sweeney 1987, Direct finish Evan Skine 1999|
|Page Views:||920 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Richard Shore on Jul 1, 2013|
|Admins:||Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer|
DescriptionAn excellent single-pitch route which requires skill at placing small fiddly gear and a cool head to succeed. Slightly uphill and left of Ruby Shoes (5.7) is this attractive thin flake/seam with an obvious "tongue" sticking out at the 20' mark. Climb up the lieback flake as it seams out and becomes a right-facing corner at the top. Two bolts protect the upper corner and topout onto a mossy vegetated ledge. Rappel from two nice ASCA ring bolts towards the left end of the ledge.
Some additional notes: the original FA party climbed up the flake and then traversed off left below the (now bolted) corner. The bolted direct finish was added at a later date, and upped the grade from 5.9 to 5.10-. The direct finish is often referred to "Grit Yer Teeth"