Type: Trad, 30 ft (9 m)
FA: Todd Gordon 2/1988
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Shared By: Sean on Nov 4, 2019
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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Description

Straight-in crack that splits a steep slab face behind a pine tree.  Located approx 200 yards right (south) of Laura Scudders on the east face of adjacent formation, which is the backside of the long and low loaf that one walking northward on the main trail passes just before getting to Lakeside Rock.  1992 Vogel book calls this Hardly Rock.  Saltimbanco is rated 5.7 in Bartlett's Central JT book, but seems much easier.  Felt more awkward than hard, and no harder than say Route 66 in N Wonderland.  Todd usu good and fair with ratings.  We were left quite aghast.  Maybe extra awkward for the tall?

Descent

Walk off by going around the summit blocks to climber's right to get to the backside (west face overlooking Barker Dam Trail) and down a few easy but exposed slab moves to a slope that soon turns into a proper ledge.  Follow that to skier's right and cut through a wide gap that leads back to the east facing side, and then scramble off to touch down behind another pine tree about 20 yards to the side of the start.

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Pro to 3.5", gear anchor.

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