Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||the professor and Rigel|
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|Shared By:||the professor on Oct 20, 2015|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionPitch 1 (The Flake, 50 feet)
Stick clip the bolt and mantle. Climb a flake crack, then a short flare. Belay at a single bolt (with gear back-up) under a roof. 5.10
Pitch 2 (Falling Petal, 75 feet))
Chimney up to the roof. Exit via a hand crack. Continue up the crack to a belay ledge with bush and two bolt station. 5.10
Pitch 3 (The Chimney, 50 feet)
Walk a few feet inside a clean and classic chimney. Climb the chimney, following a thin crack for pro. Make a couple of mantles that end at a two bolt station. 5.8
Pitch 4 (Freight Train Flare, 75 feet))
Stem up and past the roof using the wide-hands crack. Continue up the overhanging flare on perfect rock (crux). The angle and climbing ease as the rock becomes sandy near the two bolt anchor. 5.10+
Pitch 5 (Optional Scramble, 30 feet)
It is a short scramble to either the top of the cliff or a ledge overlooking the canyon (belay recommended). Downclimb back to the anchor atop pitch 4.
One 60m rope will get you down. Rappel each of pitches 4 and 3. Walk back to the anchor atop pitch 2. Rappel straight down to a lower ledge with large bush and two bolt station. Rappel from here to the ground.
LocationThe crag and route start should be obvious from the overview photo.
As of 2015 there is no climbers path from the Spring Creek wash to the base of the climb. This necessitates a 10 minute bushwhack up the hill.