Type: Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches
FA: Derek & Giselle Field (2018)
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Shared By: Derek Field on Apr 3, 2018
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

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This is the forked crack that carves up the clean face to the right of Chapulín Corner. Despite being hidden from view on the approach, this line is hard to ignore from the main saddle. It's all about the second pitch.

Pitch 1 (5.8, 100 feet): The approach pitch. Traverse in from the left (small nuts protect the junky 5.7 mantel) into the short left-facing corner directly below the large tree. Crawl/scramble under the right side of the tree and ramble up dirty 4th-class ledges to another short left-facing corner below another large tree. Belay from the tree or, better yet, with gear in the main crack.

Pitch 2 (5.10-, 100 feet): Soaring sky crack with hands/fists/offwidth on quality stone. The crux comes two-thirds of the way up at a short left-curving off-fists section. From the ledge above the crux, things get exciting as the crack jogs left and bifurcates into two forks. Shuffle left and pick your choice of finale: straight up is the right fork (5.9 handcrack to a series of airy mantels), while another ten feet left along the ledge brings you to the left fork (5.10- hand-fist crack).

Descent: Walk 50 feet left (west) along the lip of the wall to the top of Chapulín Corner. Rappel 100 feet from the tree, then another 100 feet from a two-bolt chain anchor on the midway ledge.


From the main saddle between the North and South Castle Towers, scramble directly north up 50 feet of 4th class ledges and follow faint trail through talus/cactus to the left-facing chunky corner that marks the start of both routes.


BD c4 sizes:
1x .4, .5, .75
2x 1, 2, 3, 4
optional 1x 5

Single set of nuts

Single 60m rope