Pitch 1: Starts in the wide space behind the flake below the arch of 19th Nervous Breakdown. Climb the OW/squeeze chimney (depending on size) to the top of the flake. Continue up the vertical, easy part of 19th to the wide ledge a few feet below the top of the rock.
Pitch 2: Walk up the wide ledge to the top of the rock. It's like a sidewalk! A sloping, dirty, crumbly, rather exposed sidewalk.
Starts behind the flake just to the left of 19th Nervous Breakdown. End your second pitch near the (possibly missing) rap anchors on Wide and Ugly.
Big gear behind the flake - we used a #4.5 and a #6. Hand-sized for the rest of the route.
|By Steve Prager|
From: Laramie, Wy
Jul 6, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
This climb is actually fun. The OW start is challenging, the traverse interesting, and the final crack to the top is fun. Easy rap to boot. You can rap to the ledge that you start from rather than all the way down. Watch the traverse, not hard, but not well protected for the second.