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This route diagonals to the left. A slick move above the 3rd bolt characterizes the route. Belay at a 2-bolt station. The bolts were recently replaced.
The approach is a little tough for the last few hundred feet. It took me about 25 minutes, but I was running up the road.
I recommend 8 cams (0.4"-1"), 8 nuts (0.3"-1"), 24 carabiners & 12 runners (24").
An experienced leader may only use half of that.
Rappel 65' to the ground from a 2-bolt/chain station.
|Comments on Birthday Route
|By Kirk Andriano|
Nov 23, 2007
I was one of the original first ascent members in 1987. Glad to see someone appreciate the climb.
|By Ben Folsom|
Jul 7, 2010
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
The extension of this route which continues above and follows a undercling/flake system to the right is really good. Probably doesn't make the climb any harder, but it does add a lot of pumpy and interesting climbing on good rock.