Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 175 ft (53 m), 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Beale, Haggart & Treiber - June, 1975|
|Page Views:||351 total · 20/month|
|Shared By:||Lee Chandler on Nov 8, 2019|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd|
Pitch 2) An exposed corner marks the beginning of the second pitch. There are two options here. The first option involves an immediate traverse to a right leaning chimney. Climb the chimney until you reach a stout bush. Belay from here. The second option involves climbing slightly higher up on the exposed corner next to a spooky detached block. From here, make a rather committing move out onto some sandstone slab. From the sandstone slab continue up and to the right to establish yourself in a crack running parallel to the south chimney. The crack eventually becomes difficult to climb and loses its depth. Around this time, look for a spicy traverse right to establish yourself near the top of the 5.6 chimney of the South Chimney Route. Continue to the belay bush from there. The left V variation goes about 5.8.
Pitch 3) From the belay shrub continue up a short face to a chimney for some easy 5th class climbing. After reaching a ledge continue east and make your way along the ridgeline towards the summit. There are a couple easy class five moves along the way.
Descent: There is a set of new rap anchors off the west end of the lower summit. We were able to reach the start of pitch two with a 70m rope. The pull can be tricky.