Comments: Excellent climbing and position. If the rock were better on the lower portion of the 2nd pitch, and there wasn't such potential for a factor two onto the 2nd pitch belay, this would be a 4 star classic.
Comments: Wow, really good climb, especially with the monkey finish. I went up there expecting tons of loose rock (as the crags look chossy from the road), but I was pleasantly surprised when I didn't pull anything off.
There is one suspect flake about 40 feet off the ground on the first pitch. It looks like it's attached by some lichen, but I really yarded on it on rappel, and it didn't move or sound hollow at all. The second pitch was extraordinarily scary, as after you clip the last bolt you have to s... more >>
Comments: For beta on the approach, Rob showed me a way that is a little easier than the 5.5 handcrack fs off the ramp. Keeping going along the ramp past the handcrack about 50 feet (20 feet past Touch 'n Go) to a large flake. Climb up this and exit to the right up juggy ledges. It is quite a bit easier than the cracks, and there is a bit of a ledge at the base that you may land on if you blow the moves:)
Or just be smart and rope up one of the many excellent pitches leading to the lower ramp.
Comments: Link this from the second pitch of FCC for a four star pitch. The RP seam is a little nerve racking (bring long slings, so you don't pull 'em out!), but worst case none of them hold and you take a massive but clean whip onto the bombproof gear, you have at the FCC roof. Excellent climbing.
Comments: Awesome climb. To belay we stood on the small ledge to the left of the first bolt. The first bolt had a long draw with a locker on it, so the belayer cloved into the locker until the climber had climbed past a few draws. To get the climber back onto the belay ledge after lowering, the belayer tossed the climber a length of rope and hauled them in.
Comments: Very fun. There are still some creaky holds, so watch out! I noticed in general the underclings are sketchy, while the crimps and sidepulls are solid. Sporty bolting. We couldn't figure out where the 3rd pitch was, so we bailed.