Type: Sport, TR, 80 ft (24 m)
FA: Ken Roberts cleaned + installed bolts, Derek Field led it
Page Views: 524 total · 14/month
Shared By: kenr on Jun 3, 2018
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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Description

Fun interesting moves on positive holds all the way.

Please respect (and nurture?) the little pine tree that gives this route its name.
. . . (What species is it?)

Start on the base platform of the Big Dihedral, on right side of chimney in left side of the giant inside corner / open book. Work up through various diagonal cracks. Where bolt line forks, trend left to the pine tree growing in the midst of the face. Then straight up to top of face. Next bear Right up short slab to reach two-bolt anchor at top edge of cliff. Can stop here and rappel or lower-off. Or continue higher on vague ridge to belay anchor (one bolt and one cord loop) at the level of the gentle ledge at the top of the Big Dihedral.

descent: Can rappel off the lower two-bolt anchor (but need to add your own equipment as of 2018), or there is a rappel station 15-20 ft right of the higher belay anchor. The higher anchor is not designed for rappel (might get rope stuck).
For more details, see the Area page for this sector 9 Chouinard.

top-roping: For ideas about how to set up Top-Rope, see the Area page for this sector 9 Chouinard.

warning: The rock in this sector has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

Location

On the base platform of the Big Dihedral, on right side of chimney in left side of the giant inside corner / open book.
Reach this platform by walking left along base of sector 8 Dostie, then up and left around corner on rough trail. Trail goes out right away from rock face then up + left toward it. See the Big Dihedral above left. Soon leave approach trail and scramble up left to wide platform.

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Protection

7 intermediate bolts for Leading from base platform up to lower anchor.
2 more bolts (including one of lower anchor) to reach higher belay anchor.
. . . (bolts and hangers are 304 Stainless steel 2.25-inch x 0.375-inch, installed 2018).

Lower anchor has two bolts, not connected. No other attachment hardware as of 2018.
Lower hanger has horizontal hole.
. . . (bolts and hangers are 304 Stainless steel 3/8 inch, installed 2018).

Higher belay anchor has one bolt and one cord loop.
. . . (bolt and hanger are 304 Stainless steel 3/8 inch, installed 2018).

Trad leading: This route was led in Trad style soon after it was cleaned and hardware-equipped. Standard rack as far a I know.

Top-Roping: Shares the same two-bolt anchor with the route "BD Left Inside".

For ideas on how to reach the top and set up anchors for Top-Roping, see the area page for this sector Chouinard.

Photos