Just before the first prominant drainage system from the right is a blocky formation with a classic long slab. Buffalo Chips runs the middle of the slab in 70 feet of fine, technical smearing with a bulgy crux shortly before the anchor. This line offers some of the best moderate climbing in the canyon and is recommended for anyone getting started on the sharp end or working through the numbers game.
Half a dozen draws and a rope.
|By Larry Earley|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 3, 2003
This is an ok 5.9 but defintely only one star. Start is 5.7 with flakes that will break off someday soon. Top half is a nice quality rock 5.9. The rock formation is cool looking. One of the few 9s in Rock Garden so its ok for moderate leaders.
|By Dave Pilot|
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 13, 2007
Not a lot of fun. One star is generous, but one must warm up on something.
May 26, 2014
This anchor was replaced as part of the 2014 Penitente project weekend.