Type: Trad, 400 ft (121 m), 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Stricker Boyz, 9/13/2020
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Shared By: Kevin Stricker on Oct 9, 2020
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Access Issue: Falcon Closures Details


Growing Pains is a line up the right rib of the Hemmingway Wall that starts from the ramp to access the Aerie. This route once complete will be the safest way up the Hemmingway Wall, but currently has run out slab on pitch 2-4. The first pitch is a fun outing by itself, 110'.

P1. Start at the top of the slab below the obvious black water streaked slab. Climb up past 9 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. This is a really fun 5.6 pitch with reasonable protection. If you are continuing, it's best to clip the anchor as a directional and step up and left to belay on a large ledge with natural protection.

P2. Climb left and slightly down to a middle ledge system that traverses to a prow left of a gully. Belay at bolt anchors below a roof.

P3. Climb through the first roof easily along the prow on the right, then move left, and tackle the second bulge left of the obvious black streak. Belay above the second bulge, or continue up easy rock up just left of the hanging forest along a ridge to a 2 bolt anchor at the top of the wall, 200'.


The best approach starts as a scramble past Uncontrived Mayhem in the Labyrinth. Aim for the ramp below the Airie. 


The first pitch requires 9 draws. A single rack to 3", double 0.5-1 cams, and extra slings to continue. The upper anchors are not rigged for rappel.