Seasonal Raptor Closure: Noontime and Midnight Rock
Every year, Midnight Rock and Noontime Rock are seasonally closed for Peregrine falcon nesting, April 1st through approximately July 31st, or or until the young falcons have fledged or FS staff have determined that nesting will not occur on a specific wall during this period. More info at fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DO…
An attractive looking thin crack on the wall left of Black Widow. Approached the same way, by the first pitch of the Wild Traverse, a mossy inside corner directly below Black Widow.
I thought this was harder then some 11a cracks I have done, but who knows.
After you make the exposed traverse over from the left end of Dead End ledge you will see 4 bolts on a face (Twilight Zone, 11c), the next corner below chimney.
The approach pitch is 5.9, was able to stem around the moss, small tree and good Lost Arrow pin at belay.
Mostly small cams and brass nuts. It tops out on VW ledge with a bolted anchor( no chains, ok slings 9/2014) on the far left end. Make sure to extend slings before turning the lip onto the ledge, the rope wants to jam in a 1/2" crack.