Type: Trad, 2 pitches
FA: Michael Moritz and Theo Morrow
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Shared By: Michael moritz on Mar 5, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a direct start to "The Owl" and is not the same as "Direct".

Pick your way to the base of the black streak which extends directly below The Owl handcrack. Move up and slightly left into a small, left-facing dihedral. Place a couple pieces of pro in the back of the dihedral as these are your last pieces until after the crux. Move out and right of the dihedral onto the black streak, and crank some side pulls with tricky foot beta to a good finger lock and a big move to a jug. Continue up The Owl handcrack, and belay at the ledge. Pick your exit to the top, and walk off.


Follow a black streak directly below The Owl handcrack (see the photo).


Standard rack.


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I climbed this route yesterday right off the couch and slightly injured. I didn't think twice about going straight up the Owl's first pitch instead of wandering out left. Mentally I thought I was still climbing a 5.7+. When I got to the crux, I was able to find a placement for my smallest BD offset (0.1/0.2), and it sunk in the little seam just before committing to the exciting, crimpy layback moves with sequential footwork. SPICY! I found this to be the best way to climb The Owl reducing rope drag and allowing the option for one long pitch with a 70m rope to reach the summit. Nov 27, 2017