Type: Trad, 280 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Chuck Behrensmeyer & Molly Higgins
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Shared By: Sarah Meiser on Apr 17, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The first pitch climbs a wide crack system for 90 feet (5.7) to the ledge atop Jump Start. Big cams are not required as there are smaller cracks within that take an assortment of medium sized gear. Rappel from the bolted anchor on the ledge or continue to the top of Turkey Rock in two more pitches.

If continuing to the top, sneak around the boulder on the far left side of the ledge, and continue up a broken crack system (5.7). The Haas guidebook recommends belaying after about 100 feet just down and to the right of a steel cable anchor. I continued up a bit more and belayed atop a huge boulder wedged into a big hole.

From the big, wedged boulder, traverse right (well protected) into the final big chimney at the top of Stewart's Crack, and follow it to the summit (5.7). A #6 is very nice to have near the top.

Location

Chopping Block starts in the wide crack between Nighttime Madness and Jump Start. Three pitches get you to the top of Turkey Rock. Do the standard walkoff to the east.

Protection

Standard rack to #6.

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