Type: Trad, 100 ft (30 m)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Andy Hansen on May 5, 2016
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My partner and I found this variation on accident; I had done Grand Giraffe previously and told him to link the first pitch of Ruper into "that crack up there" not remembering that there is an upper 5.9 crack above this slot which is actually the true GG route. Anyway, he led this and felt that it was a tad harder than the reported 5.9 grade. I followed and concurred.

Nevertheless, take the first pitch of Ruper up onto the top of the pedestal, not trending right towards Rover, and proceed directly into the thin crack above. A few balance moves, a few burl dog moves, a few not-so-good pieces of pro and voilĂ , you'll be at a nice ledge to belay.


This links directly from 1st pitch of Ruper.


Single rack.