Face aka Spicy Chicken Fajitas
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This is a nice route of moderate length with a good variety of climbing and an outstanding middle pitch. It basically ascends the eye-drawing hanging slab on the right side of the right buttress. Allen suggested "Spicy Chicken Fajitas" if no other name could be found.
P1. Angle left into a nice, right-facing corner with a runout stretch to start and then up nice rock to a large tree. 5.6 PG-13, ~100'.
P2. This is the fun pitch:) Angle right above a tree and traverse left into the obvious chimney (could be an optional belay for a 50m rope) below the hanging slab. Gain the slab with big features. Continue up this well-featured slab using various cracks. Aim for the 2 bushes at the top of the slab. This pitch never felt harder than Wind Ridge. The belay includes an angle piton, a large wire, and #1 or #2 Camalot. 5.7-, 190'.
P3. Go up, get a green Alien, traverse right on the slightly bulging flake. Continue up on big holds past the bulge to gain this big corner. Wander up on big holds to the summit (note it is very difficult to communicate on this pitch). 5.5.
Right side of right buttress. Ascends a line to gain the obvious, hanging slab on the right side of the right buttress. See topo.
Wires, cams to #3 Camalot. Doubles of #1 & #2 Camalots may be useful. A few hexes may be useful. 60m ropes very useful.
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P2 from below.
P2 from the side.