Type: Trad, 510 ft (155 m), 4 pitches
FA: Kevin Leary, Joe Rousek, Gary Slate, Rick Thomas, Dale Bard, Bob Harrington, 1980s GU.
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Shared By: Kevander Fox on Aug 28, 2018
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Aron Quiter

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Route Description

Link-up of 5.11 climbing that contains stellar cracks and a little spice. This link-up takes a very direct line to the summit. A Sierra Hardman classic!

P1. 5.10d, Climb unnamed finger crack (40') to easy ledges then gear belay at base of Artichoke Crack (160')
P2. 5.11b, Climb Artichoke Crack (11b) which leads into large left facing corner, stay in dihedral for Shadows in the Rain (10c) and climb up onto face to bolted belay (160')
P3. 5.10d (or 11a), Shadows in the Rain, two seams, left seam is easier, clip bolt and take on the technical slab test...once you've gained easier upper corner move onto featured face (5.9) then step around corner and gear belay off sloping ledge (100')
P4. 5.10d, Bard-Harrington finish, bolted anchors (90')

Descend via four 35m rappels

Starting the Route

From the base of Cardinal Pinnacle take a splitter crack on the west face, begins about 40' up on easy ledges

Protection

micro to 3", emphasis on the micro, offsets are nice.

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