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|Type:||Trad, 55 ft (17 m)|
|Page Views:||570 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Matthew Jerousek on Nov 7, 2017|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Start in a pod with stemming on good feet, and plug your biggest piece. Stem and finger lock up to where the crack tapers into a seam. Make a thuggish move to the "Golden Spike", and get your rest. Moving off the spike may be the crux. From there, we pinched crystals and crimped straight up to gain the right-leaning finger crack above. Note that there is an obvious alternative (maybe original finish??) in the #5-6 offwidth to the left.
Pull over the crystals (or OW) onto a large, clean ledge with a horizontal crack. Either belay your second from here on small gear, or continue around climber's right to the easy-5th hand crack and go up for another 15'.
Descent: scramble off climber's left from the upper ledge.