Type: Trad, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Nathan W. on Aug 19, 2013
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Access Issue: Always check SEKI road conditions and peregrine closures Details

Description

An alternative start to South Face(5.7+) that follows a series of cracks that range from hands, fingers, and some seamage that'll put you out onto the face for a bit offering no pro for encouragement. The Third pitch is mostly wandering the path of least resistance to get to Jungle ledge. After the third pitch, follow South Face the rest of the way up from the ledge before the south chimney(Jungle Ledge). There's one bolt at the end of pitch one.

Location

Right before the start of South Face, when approached from the east gully.

Protection

Standard Rack. One bolt.

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Chad N
Central California
 
Chad N   Central California
 
first pitch eats 0.75BD size cams. Sep 21, 2013
Paul F Rose
Atascadero
  5.9 R
Paul F Rose   Atascadero
  5.9 R
This is a very worthwhile entry into the South Face finish, first pitch goes from fingers to small hands with a short seam section pushing you onto face climbing. The second has less pro availability, but great exposure and requirement for cool.the third is mostly a contrived connection to the South face climb, but has a few nice moves trying to suck you into a corner. Oct 13, 2014
Sean P. Sullivan
Clovis, Ca
  5.9 PG13
Sean P. Sullivan   Clovis, Ca
  5.9 PG13
Does anyone know if its possible to link P2&3 on this? We tried this a few months back and seemed to screw up the belay on pitch 2. We ended up sucked down and left into a corner that had webbing slung. I was thinking of just heading up around the corner and all the way to the big block below the jungle ledge. Any thoughts? Mar 26, 2015