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|Type: ||Trad, 3 pitches|
|Consensus: ||5.10c/d [details]|
|FA: ||Nathan Brown, Andrew Mcdowell, Phil Hoffman|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Submitted By: ||nbrown on Mar 29, 2010|
This is a face/slab route that can be done in fairly wet conditions, making it a good new addition to Laurel.
P-1. Start from the long & narrow ledge between Seconds and Canyons... Climb up easy 5th class and around either side of rhodo bushes to steeper rock, passing some gear and 1 bolt to a 2 bolt anchor at 200'. 5.9
P-2. Climb past 6 bolts and a crucial brown tricam (difficult to see from below, but above 4th bolt) to a natural anchor (#1-3 camelot). 180' 5.10
P-3 left var:
This variation is much easier, probably 5.9. A bouldery start to get into the groove, then fairly mellow climbing above to merge into Seconds.
P-3 right var:
Move right to a thin face protected by 1 bolt. Climb the exciting face to the obvious groove. It would be best to build an intermediate belay from gear somewhere in the groove, but it is also possible to continue about 70m to bolted belay atop pith 5 of Seconds. 230' 5.10+
Climbs a very subtle groove/streak between Seconds & Canyon Of Laurel.