Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft (91 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Pamela Shanti Pack|
|Page Views:||785 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Evan Wisheropp on Sep 11, 2018|
|Admins:||slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
RAPTOR CLOSURES: please be aware of seasonal raptor closures. They occur annually in the spring.
Climb/scramble up a slightly awkward offwidth to a very large belay ledge. Gear: 4-5"
Very fun arm-barring with some really neat undulations. Bump #6s and leave green bros for the majority of the pitch.
P3) 5.11 R/X
Welcome to the Maelstrom. The wind funnels through the crack and multiplies many times over as it passes through the belay stance. It can be a 5mph wind on the summit, and feel like 30mph gusts in the funnel. Chimney up, and out passing two bolts. The chimney flares down and you'll awkwardly squeeze through a runnout opening with the wind creating an "exciting" sense of urgency. A #12 makes this pitch much safer, as placing blue-bros on the crux is not optimal. Once finally into the squeeze, climb another 80' of blue-bros to a funky/fun finish and an anchor on a ledge out right. The plateau is accessible via a short scramble to the right.
Gear: #6, #12, and many #4 Big Bros. Optional #5 Big Bro for the top.