Type: Trad, Sport, 900 ft (273 m), 7 pitches, Grade III
FA: Fischesser, Lovenshimer, Wilson
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Shared By: Brad Wilson on Dec 22, 2013
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Access Issue: Falcon Nest near Fathom Details


This is an alternate finish to "Seconds" up a small groove. It entails two short 5.10- sequences separated by quality moderate grooving. The only steep run out is the one you can see from P4 anchors of Seconds. We chose not to bolt here due to the proximity to the route "Seconds."


After sharing the first bolt on P5 of seconds, down climb back down and left and then back up using the awesome holds on the dike. A committing mantle (5.10-) is followed by a moderate 5.7 run out. The second bolt is above the overlap and was purposefully hidden from the P4 anchors of Seconds. Follow the fun Groove up to the "Lower Lost World" where you can find a great directional before you traverse right and delicately slab your way to the shared anchors with Seconds. 140'

The second pitch of this variation climbs up and left over the bulge (Seconds climbs up and right). After the bulge follow a fun moderate groove. 125'

The last pitch continues up the same groove passing the death flake and then a moss pad. Leaving the moss pad you will find another interesting crux section protected by a bolt. You will find the anchors above and slightly right by another moss pad. 150'


A typical LK rack will suffice, and bring a C4 #3. This groove yielded few natural placements and is primarily bolt protected groove climbing. The route shares P4 anchors with Seconds as well as the P5 anchors. The P6 anchors are new, and the final anchors are shared with Seconds. All belays have two stainless ring anchors.