Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Matt Johnson / Troy Dixon|
|Page Views:||367 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Matthew.Johnson91 on Mar 19, 2015|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionThis route is a great all around adventure! It involves a 30 minute paddle, 30 minute approach hike (bushwhack), a couple of pitches of enjoyable climbing and a fun dramatic rappel for the descent.
Pitch 1: Climb up a fun but occasionally loose face for about 35 feet (5.6) to a crack system which leads to a large double-ledge belay. Awkward pro at belay ledge. Two possibilities exist for the 2nd pitch, both depositing you on the summit block.
Pitch 2A: Continue up crack system to a dramatic saddle, then traverse out onto the face to the right under the summit block to a palo verde tree at the top of the crack described in Pitch 2B. From there, scramble up the summit block to the top (5.3)
PITCH 2B: Move out and right toward the classic lightning-shaped crack just below the palo verde tree visible at the top. Huge exposure, classic moves and plenty of opportunities for protection. This pitch is the main event.(5.6) Scramble up summit block to top out.
Descent: one double-rope rappel from the palo verde tree at the top of pitch 2B.