|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 70'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]|
|FA:||Dan Seeliger 6/26/2012|
|Submitted By:||Patrick Mulligan on Jun 27, 2012|
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Jul 23, 2012
|Great route! Needs more traffic to keep the lichen down. Great rests along the way keep this steep route 5.10.|
By Tahoe Matt
Aug 23, 2013
|Just climbed it, If PCT crack is 10d this is 11-. Still a great adventure for anyone who wants to get away from the crowds.|
From: Reno, NV
Aug 29, 2013
|Daniel - you sandbagger, you ;)|
By Patrick Mulligan
Sep 3, 2013
Back in July this thing had grown some fuzz. It was obvious from yesterday with the heavy chalk we found that some folks have been on this thing. It still needs more traffic, but its in good shape right now.
Matt - if it was your chalk outside and to the left of the chimney I can understand how you would think that. There were three hard cruxes for me (from the first little ledge to the seat below the roof, around the roof and into the chimney, and around the bulge into the upper chimney). Each had a great rest afterward.
PCT crack was all about hanging on through the lichen/moss and wide to the chains (Enduro crux). This thing is about making hard pulls above gear to get into more secure climbing. In July I found that pushing a #6 deep in the chimney makes the upper chimney super safe and is easier/more secure than reaching out to place gear in the somewhat shallow cracks out left.