Type: Trad, 170 ft (52 m), 2 pitches
FA: Amy and Tyler Phillips April 2020
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Shared By: Tyler Phillips on Nov 8, 2022
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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Description Suggest change

Trash up through the scrub oak to the far left of the buttress.

P1- A few gear placements lead to a bolt line. Follow the left bolt line up to an leftward traverse. Hand traverse a flake to an out of reach chickenhead over the lip. Slide right to a two bolt chain anchor. Make sure to protect your second over the lip.

P2- From the anchor shuffle up and left into a chimney. Chicken wing and thrutch upward to a nice crack leading to a two bolt anchor up and over the slab.  A bush or two may be encountered once out of the chimney.

Location Suggest change

Up hill from Better Than Bikini's about 60 ft. Look for the low angle tongue of granite almost touching the trail. Its up and left from the tongue about 30ft.

Protection Suggest change

Light rack to #5. Doubles on #4 or #5 might be nice. 70m rope