Type: Trad, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: Mike Brooks, Jim Foster, 1982
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Shared By: Eric Klammer on Feb 4, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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A short but clean panel of stone lies just right of the initial Strawberry Shortcut corner. This route climbs the right side of the wall then traverses left along the horizontal crack system twenty feet up eventually meeting and joining the right-facing corner of Strawberry Shortcut for a few final feet to the large ledge above.

Protection can be tricky and difficult to place, and it is required at short intervals to keep the leader off of the ground just below. Thin, knotted slings make work well stuffed into the obtuse, oblong pockets along the last half of the crack. Double rope technique is suggested for the safety of the follower.

While short, this route is sustained over the traverse and will get you pumped if you hang out too long fiddling with gear. This is not a route to seek out on its own, but it makes for a fun alternative start to Strawberry Shortcut or any of the routes off of the Washington Irving ledge.


Locate the clean wall with a horizontal crack system splitting it just right of the initial Strawberry Shortcut dihedral. Climb it.


Wires, small cams, and knotted slings(?).