Avg: 2 from 1 vote
Routes in Main Wall
|Giradelli T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Thin Mint T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 300 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Mike Ruckhaus & Stan Justice 1999|
|Page Views:||349 total, 7/month|
|Shared By:||Richard Shore on Jul 5, 2013|
|Admins:||Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer|
DescriptionAn 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 arête. 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.