Sea of Green
Avg: 3.4 from 17 votes
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||Ed Webster and Paul Cormier|
|Page Views:||2,155 total · 81/month|
|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Nov 7, 2015|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionOriginally listed in MP as "The Green Mile" the name has been corrected Feb 2017 per info in "The Notches" previous verbal info that indicated "The Green Mile" was incorrect.
The person who showed me this climb said: If this were at Cathedral they would start lining up for it at 5am.
START: about 25-30 ft left of Saber, or 100-120 feet right of Bolt in the Sky, at a shallow, low-angle, 15ft-high, left-facing insider corner that starts a few feet off the ground. There's a 5-6" diameter pine tree about 6 ft up on the left.
Originally, P1 was long and P2 (with a gear anchor) was short. However, in late 2015 a new route (Rock Candy) was put in which crossed Green Mile, and Green Mile is now better climbed using the double bolt anchor put in on a great ledge of that climb.
P1 - Scramble up the low-angle crack (often filled with pine needles) and climb the corner, clip the bolt and make a few steps left into THE CRACK. Climb the crack (DUH!) until you can move up right to a ledge with a double bolt anchor. 70-80 ft 5.6+ to 5.7-
P2 - Move right and up over, and into, a second crack. Climb the second crack (DUH!) [nice surprise!] When this second crack narrows and ends, step left onto the white face and climb it (5.4-5.5 PG-13 / R ) to a stance on a 6-8inch ledge with a crack to the left. [This is the original P1 belay spot, it takes a green (#1) and/or red (# 1.5) Camalot]
Climb directly up, pass by the 2-foot-diameter hole ( complete with its own garden) into a corner that starts to curve right. Protect, then step left over the corner (brushed footholds in the correct place, DUH!) onto the face above and the final low-angle crack. Double bolt anchor 20-25 ft left, or belay off gear. About 160-180 ft, 5.4 -5.5 PG-13/R