Type: Trad, 400 ft (121 m), 4 pitches
FA: Worrall/Shannon
Page Views: 326 total · 15/month
Shared By: Kevin Worrall on May 8, 2021
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

One of EP’s only “trad”, all gear protected routes. Using Ring Finger as a first pitch, or any of its neighboring pitches, climb to the traversing ledge system of Cruise Line and move right to the flat, square perch belay at the end of the Cruise Line traverse. The second pitch follows a straight up thin crack, Cruise Line tends right. 5.9 crack and face climbing leads to a crux bulge about 60 ft up, hard 5.10 for a few moves. The wall kicks back and becomes climbable anywhere, a two bolt belay is just over the bulge. The third pitch climbs easy terrain up to the left side of the Cruise Line roof, just right of a big prickly pear cactus. Climb over the small roof to a thin seam which diagonals right and ends. Small wires protect exciting 5.9 face moves on nice features to a wide ledge with a two bolt belay on its right side. This belay is sometimes used by climbers on Cruise Line after its roof crux, but necessitates down climbing to continue on Cruise Line. The fourth pitch, 5.9, goes straight up the crack system from the belay to the top out. An enjoyable route, a direct line, and good practice for moderate gear protected climbing. 

Location

Start on Ring Finger

Protection

Wires to 2 1/2” cams

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