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|Type:||Trad, 1250 ft, 8 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Mikel Vause and Chris Bonington|
|Page Views:||686 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Tristan Higbee on Jun 28, 2016|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
There's a lot of rock up here, and the beta below is for just one possible option. Take whatever line looks best to you.
Pitch 1 - 5.5, 40 m
Start just left of a lone juniper tree and climb up the tan rock buttress. The steeper section toward the start of the pitch is 5.5/5.6ish, and the rest is easier. Belay from a tree (above the one that you can see part of from the base).
Pitch 2 - 5.2, 60 m
Climb up the solid, gray, crimpy face to the large, sloping dirt ledge with tufts of plants on it. Belay halfway up the sloping ledge at some cracks on the far left side/corner of the ledge.
Pitch 3 – 5.7, 55 m
Head up the rest of the dirt ledge and gingerly climb up shattered, broken blocks to a large ledge system.
Pitch 4 – 5.4, 30 m
Climb the very short red wall above the belay and set up the next belay from one of the trees or large boulders on top of the cliff band.
Pitch 5 – 5.5/5.6, 50 m
Climb up the nice-looking red buttress/rib above the belay. The buttress has an obvious fist crack splitting a small roof near the top. Either climb the crack or skirt around it on good holds to the left.
Move the belay ~75 feet up and to the right to the base of a jagged hand crack.
Pitch 6 – 5.7, 65 m
The crux pitch and the best pitch on the route. Climb up the fun jagged hand crack and then into a left-facing corner with a roof near the top. Keep going and belay to the right near the crest of the ridge/buttress.
Pitch 7 – 5.6, 40 m
Climb up the ridge toward a small roof with a large crack below it. Climb on steep rock left of the roof on great holds.
Pitch 8 – Easy 5th, 40 m
Continue up over 4th class boulders and the occasional steeper 5th class step.
See the descent beta on the main page for The Mezzanines.
Approach time is 45 minutes to 1 hour.