Avg: 3.3 from 12 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 900 ft (273 m), 6 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Rick Studley & Jeff Benowitz 1995|
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|Shared By:||Richard Shore on Jul 5, 2013 · Updates|
|Admins:||L. Von Dommelheimer, Jared LaVacque|
P1) Up the low-angle left facing corner to a stance below the large square roof. 5.4
P2) Up and over the roof on it's right side, then follow shallow flaring cracks with a short OW section to a stance at the base of the large left-facing corner. Crux, 5.9
P3) Climb the highly vegetated and massive LF dihedral. Move out left towards the end of the corner to a belay near a short chimney/start of the 4th class. 5.7
P4) 4th class up a grassy gully/LF corner to a large grassy ledge at the base of the steep tower.
Variation finishes for Ghirardelli, including Thin Mint and Godiva (both 5.8), all start at the end of this pitch.
P5) Traverse left on the grassy ledge and follow obvious weaknesses upwards on the west side of the tower. Belay at the base of the steep final headwall. 5.easy.
P6) Climb left-slanting cracks up the headwall to the summit. 5.7. A hundred feet or so of class 3 scrambling will get you to the summit proper.