Avg: 3.6 from 8 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 100 ft (30 m), 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||FA: Art Gran & Phil Jacobus, 1963 FFA: Russ Clune & Jordan Mills, 1993.11.23|
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|Shared By:||Sprax Lines on Oct 6, 2014|
|Admins:||Morgan Patterson, RJ B|
That is how I went up it, as a night-time rope solo. Finding the old fixed pieces by headlamp, often with antique 'biners hanging off them, felt like a treasure hunt. Rather than trying to clean it by rappelling and/or down-climbing, I fixed the middle of my rope (70m) at the top, descended the free end, and followed the GTL back to my ground anchor (a tree). Then I partly jugged and partly re-climbed the route, cleaning as I went, and rapped Arrow.
P1: From the GT ledge, climb the face just right of the hollow right-facing corner above P1 of Andrew, or climb inside the corner/chimney until you can traverse out and up left to the first roof section. Look for fixed gear in the crack under the huge roof looming above. Follow that crack left about 25 feet, then switch to a diagonal crack that exits the roof and goes into a small right-facing corner. Stop here to set up a hanging belay (80 feet, 5.13b G, maybe 5.6 R at the start).
P2: Go left to another right-facing corner, pull an overhang moving right, and step up to the top (25 feet, 5.9 PG).
(*YMMV of course.)