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Tan in November T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Usually Its Sunny T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 500 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Matt Schutz, Daniel Jeffcoach November, 2013
Page Views: 578 total, 14/month
Shared By: limpingcrab on Jun 6, 2014
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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A beautiful, safe, moderate climb that has a little bit of everything on perfect rock (except a bit of P1).

P1. Pick you way through some flaky rock to the right of the giant chimey towards a bush. Chimney up behind the bush and take a crack to the right to a giant ledge.

P2. Climb through the broken cracks on the right side of the ledge up to a beautiful, easy double crack system the trends up and left. Before you reach the end, take a crack to the right when you see a small bush and out onto a sloping ledge with a two bolt anchor.

P3. There are three small roofs up to the right. Stay on the left side of the first two, past a bolt, and traverse under the third one. The right side of the third roof leads into a 4" easy crack corner, take it up to a ledge before the steep headwall.

P4. Awesomeness. Climb the highest of the three crescent cracks through the knobs, past a bolt and up towards the summit.


From the lowest point on the dome head up and right for a few hundred feet towards the very obvious giant chimney. 3rd/4th class up the start of the chimney onto the giant boulder. The route stays to the right of the chimney.


Set of nuts, doubles to 3" and one 4" if you want to sew it up.

Topo shows a 220' pitch but you could probably break it up differently if you had a 60m rope.