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Larsen Aid Route
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Aid, Alpine, 60 ft|
|FA:||Joe Larsen 2-21-71|
|Page Views:||222 total · 39/month|
|Shared By:||Eli Boardman on Aug 2, 2017|
Private Property Details
The approach road (County Road 411/Trail Lake Road) runs through private land on an easement from the Whiskey Basin wildlife reserve to the public campground at the head of Ring Lake. It is illegal to leave the road without permission from the landowners in this area except for the boat ramp at Torrey Lake provided on a goodwill basis.
DescriptionClimb the obvious crack in the middle of the southwest face without using the bolts of Mini Moses to the left. The crack starts at the ground and accepts small cams for the first section (C1-). When the cam placements get trickier and the rock has a lower angle white band, make some free moves (well protected 5.7) past some loose rocks to a large ledge. The physical crux is transitioning from aid to free at this point. The crack narrows drastically here and continues upward, slanting slightly right. Place a piton to get off the ledge and a Leeper cam hook as the next piece. This is the logistical crux at A1+. From a high step on the hook, place a medium cam behind a block then follow the much wider crack as it goes sharply left. There is a fixed #1 cam in this crack. At the end of the crack make a few 5.4 moves through blocks to the summit.
ProtectionCams .3-3 including a .4 and doubles of .5 and .75, 1 thin Lost Arrow piton, 1 regular Leeper cam hook, a pink (.5) tricam for a placement at the beginning of the wide, left-angling crack, some quickdraws, etriers, etc.
It would go clean with a second cam hook replacing the piton, but this would make it C2 or higher because if the second cam hook popped, you would deck onto the ledge.