Avg: 3.8 from 18 votes
|Type:||Trad, 165 ft (50 m)|
|FA:||2012, Philippe Wheelock|
|Page Views:||1,131 total · 47/month|
|Shared By:||Justin S on Oct 14, 2018|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
Start with tricky stemming and liebacking on flaky rock leading to a few face moves beneath a bolt. Transfer back to the crack, fire the crux, then just before topping out, solve a final overhang. Bring a double length sling for a tree belay at the rim. It is a little spicy at the start with plenty of gear but less-than-inspiring rock. A slung and extended #4 protects a traverse move before the bolt. This is harder and more sustained than the AMSD crux.
Happy Ending is also great as a single pitch if you're cramped for time. Downclimb or rap in from the last 5.6 pitch of AMSD using a slung tree (a 70m rope is required and barely gets you to the ledge). You can double rope rap from a tree directly above the route as well.