Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 170 ft|
|FA:||T. Bubb, J. Meir, 6/16 (?)|
|Page Views:||375 total · 9/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Jun 20, 2016|
|Admins:||grk10vq, Mike Engle|
Start in the clean corner atop the huge boulder left of the route 'The Assassin.' Climb a few features to get up into the crack, place gear and head on up in the corner. Although it gets wide near the top, a few placements are available in the back of the crack, and the climbing quickly eases off the 5.9 grade. Finish up the corner into a chucky 2-2.5" (primarily) crack system that looks steeper from the ground... but holds abound. The climbing here is no harder than 5.8, and mostly 5.7 or below. Ride that to a gear belay on the summit, or just below on one of several shelves, according to what gear you have to set a belay with and what you see.
Bright red 'Western Columbine' flowers were everywhere up there in mid-June.
There are many options for a gear belay up top.
Scramble off to the left (easier, but then nasty trail) or right (long, more involved route finding to keep it 5.4), but then easy trail to the base.