Type: Trad, Alpine, 300 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Mike Ruckhaus & Stan Justice 1999
Page Views: 413 total · 6/month
Shared By: Richard Shore on Jul 5, 2013
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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An fun variation/direct finish to the Ghirardelli 5.9 route. The second pitch (pitch 6 of the linkup) 5.6 handcrack/corner was the highlight of the whole Ghirardelli experience, IMO.

P5) From atop the 4th class P4 of Ghirardelli, instead of traversing out left around the tower, tackle the steep flakes/blocks above, just left of the tower's sharp arĂȘte. Belay at a large grassy ledge. 5.8

P6) Move out left on the grassy ledge to the clean and enjoyable hand-crack in a tight right-facing corner. Pull a small roof near it's top and onto the summit area. 100' or so of class 3 scrambling will get you onto the summit proper.


Starts at the large ledge atop P4 of Ghirardelli.


Standard rack.