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As Good As it Gets
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft|
|FA:||J. Holmes, S Russell, K, McClellan|
|Page Views:||284 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||David Bruneau on Jun 11, 2015|
DescriptionOne of the best climbs at Main Face, though rarely done. There are 2 possible starts about 8 feet apart, which join each other about 30 feet up. The left start can be belayed from a ledge that is always above the waterline, while the right start must be belayed from a ledge that is often underwater. This route is best done when the tide is very low, or by rappelling down a fixed line on Last Chance. It does not seep as much as Last Chance.
For the left start, climb a thin crack to a sloping ledge and step right to the main crack. Climb this past flakes to a horizontal crack. Traverse left 10 feet to another crack and climb it to a thin flake. Pass this flake and continue up more flakes to a ledge. Continue straight up to another 30 foot crack past a couple overlaps leading to the top of the climb.
The climb is very sustained but offers more good rests than it may appear from below.