Avg: 3.3 from 18 votes
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft (45 m)|
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|Shared By:||Spraymaster Funk on Mar 15, 2016|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
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While its not the literal best pitch in the whole world, it is, however, very unique and very fun. Bring lots of shoulder-length slings and doubles. For bonus fun, you can lead Salty Dog Arete and link into the Greatest and Best and do the entire thing as a 68m pitch. Recommend skipping gear and bolts as much as you can if you attempt this, however, as the rope drag will kill you if you use regular draws and don't skip.
Can get down easily with a single rope by rapping off to climbers left, 3 raps to the ground.
Also, probably not for the average 10- leader. Exposed climbing with Smith Rock style bolting...
Whatever you do, DO NOT CLIMB UNTIL AT LEAST 3 DAYS AFTER RAIN - IT'S A FRAGILE FEATURE.