Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|FA:||J. Erickson, C. Stanley, 1975|
|Page Views:||205 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||Tony B on Oct 8, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
Once you get the jugs, the climbing eases off and ascends a crack and corner system with moderate climbing and the occasional awkward bulge up and right to the obvious OW-looking crack for a few body lengths. The thing is, I say OW-looking, because it is not climbed that way. Grab jugs and jams up in it, protecting on gear fist-sized or smaller (IE 3" cam) to the top. Long slings make this possible.
A special note: approach via the Maiden, then traverse over from above. What isn't thorny raspberries here are either nasty nettlesome other plants, or "pickies" with those little rounded pill-like burrs that stick to everything. This can be avoided by staying away from the base until you traverse in, more or less directly across from the tree belay on the North Face of the Maiden.
Take a rack of stoppers + cams from tiny to 3". Larger cams can be placed, and I won't discourage taking them, but in my experience, they would have never saved me more than a few feet of distance between possible placements. Just be sure to carry plenty of slings.