Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Preston Rhea, Stephanie Lozano - 10.11.14|
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|Shared By:||Preston Rhea on Oct 11, 2014|
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It starts on the route Exqueeze Me and ends on Inyo Face. The pitches are all kept short because of serious rope drag in crossing aretes and traversing alcoves. Because Area 13 is a very popular crag and this route traverses pretty much every route on it, it can only be recommended to be climbed midweek or with utmost consideration for other parties.
Pitch 1 - Starting on Exqueeze Me, traverse right and up clipping the 2nd or 3rd bolts of the routes crossed. Aim for the point where the route Ugly, Fat, Mean, Come to Mammoth, Be a Queen transfers from the blocky face to the arete. Thin slab climbing (the technical crux) from this point leads up and right to the belay ledge halfway up Wild Will's Arete.
Pitch 2 - Stem and flake climbing leads straight up from the belay to a bolt. Traverse right from here around the arete and onto the face. Level traversing around the alcove leads to a couple exciting moves getting to a sloping ledge and the belay for Borrowing From Tradition.
Pitch 3 - Level traversing right, moving up where harder, leads to a long right slanting crack. Follow this crack to a large ledge. Belay from the ledge with a gear anchor.
Pitch 4 - Exciting but easy moves off the belay slightly down and right (harder for the follower) leads to easy face climbing trending up and to the right. Belay on a ledge with a horizontal crack just above it. This ledge is located about 5 feet above the anchors for Demasiado.
Pitch 5 - Fun juggy face climbing up and right leads to the prominent buttress of Inyo Face. Climb this to the top.
To descend, rappel down Inyo Face or walk off the back.