Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 1080 ft, 10 pitches|
|FA:||Kurt Winkler, James Roshind and Leon Fairbanks 9.29.1990|
|Page Views:||563 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Tristan Baldwin on Jun 23, 2014|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionOne of the longer (if not the longest) route on the slabs.
Pitch 1. Start from the lowest point on the right side of the slab and head up low fifth class slab to a very interesting thread between two large solution pockets 70'(5.3)
Pitch 2. Continue up to the obvious flake about 50 left of the belay tree on Beginner route 110'(5.2) This pitch is easily linked with pitch one and rope drag isn't a problem, because the thread is the only pro on this route. Falling from the belay could result in a 180' tumbling grounder, but the terrain is very easy to this point.
Pitch 3. This is the money pitch of the route. Go directly up on an obvious white streak (more obvious from the parking lot) and place a piece right before the bulge of Wave Bye Bye and left of beginner route. Getting over this bulge is the crux of the route and you will be about 100' past your last piece at that point. Continue up increasingly featured friction moves to a large solution pocket on your right (takes 3.5 cam) and a smaller solution pocket on your left (takes mid-sized tricam). These are both bomber albeit difficult to equalize given they are about 10' apart. 165' (5.7X)
Pitch 4. Continue up staying left of Beginner route 90' (5.2)
Pitch 5. Continue up the obvious white streak. 135' (5.7)
Pitch 6. Continue up the white streak to the smile belay on Beginner's Route 80' (5.4)
Pitch 7. Head up and left from the belay towards Standard Route
Pitches 8+ Follow Standard Route or Beginner's to the top (Easy 5th)