Avg: 2.3 from 15 votes
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches|
|Page Views:||1,495 total · 24/month|
|Shared By:||Jesse Bryant on Jun 25, 2015|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson|
P2 (5.7+, 70ft) - Slab climbing above the tree and past a newer sapling that can be slung as quick protection. A smaller cam can be placed too before the first bolt, which is about 20ft above the belay ledge. Five or six draws to the top, which is on a huge dirty platform below the beginning of an obvious right-facing corner. This is some of my favorite moderate slab climbing at The Shield.
At the top of P2 is where this route starts to get a little dirty. Mind your feet here if there are people climbing anything climber's right of you. Also, your belayer might appreciate it.
P3 (5.6, 50ft) - Follow the crack and right-facing dirty corner up and onto some 4th class terrain to an obvious pine wrapped with slings for rappelling. It looks like a lot of it is flaky and barely in there, though its almost all solid...
[UPDATE: a significant amount of rock fell from the P3 corner in the Spring of 2019, ripping the "obvious tree" atop the first pitch from the wall. P3 is still climbable at ~5.6, but different! Rapping from the top of P2 is highly suggested. Everything else seems unchanged, except a pile of debris at the bottom of the route.]
P2 and P3 can easily be combined with a 60m.
Rap to the ground with twin 60s or to the top of P1 with one. 50m WON'T get you there. Then rap P1 with one 60m or w/e.