Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Mike Varlotta & Will Dameron, Sept. 2002
Page Views: 186 total · 8/month
Shared By: Burton Rosenberger on Aug 7, 2017
Admins: Frances Fierst

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Access Issue: This area is closed to public use during March 1-August 1 to protect nesting Peregrine Falcons. Details

Description

This climb starts at the Howling Rappel ledge (the one with the BIG pine tree under the large arete not the small pine tree on the ledge to left)

Traverse as far left as you can on good ledges. Gunk's mantel up into the obvious corner and climb straight up to roof.

Use crack below roof and sketchy feet along with all your ninja skills to traverse right and pull up over the roof at obvious jug.

Continue to climb wedge face to finish.

Rap station will bring you down to the starting Rap ledge and nearly into one of the pine trees below with a hanging rappel.

Rope drag will be an issue. My suggestion is when you place pro into roof on obvious crack remove the last piece you might have placed just below you if you can.

The fall is clean for the most part but half-way under the roof till you pull the roof has ledge decking potential.

Location

To find the howling ledge use the beta topo map found under the narrows page. ~120' past the TV size boulder the trail curves toward the cliff face. The first chest high boulder you come to marks the location of the rap station above at obvious big tree. The climb starts on that rap station 80' off the ground.

This is also the rap station you will use to lower back to the ground later.

Protection

BD Cams #0.4 - #2
60m Rope

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