Type: Trad, 320 ft (97 m), 3 pitches
FA: Tyler Phillips & Brian Smoot May 2023
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Shared By: Tyler Phillips on Jun 5, 2023
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

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We have all been rappelling this for decades. Turns out there's a fun route under the rap line. Starts 20 feet left of Pay the Kitty.

P1- Climb up from the base of Pay the Kitty and stay left in the gully. A small bulge with a bolt at the top of it leads to meowtastic chickenheads. Scoot across the slab to a flake and place some gear, a hard move awaits above this that leads to a bolt which climbs to the anchor. 5.9 90ft

P2- Scramble up the gully staying left. Take the short step near the top with all the chickenheads and belay at the tree. 5.2 115ft.

P3- Slab up to the bombay chimney. Skootch up this to a bolt, mantle a large chickenhead and get your grr on. Thin slabbing followed by stances make up this stellar pitch. 5.10+ 115ft.

Descent: 3 single 70m raps

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Located 20 feet left of Pay the Kitty.

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Draws a couple shoulder length slings, 5 camalot , .75 camalot , #2 camalot optional