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This thing is about as splitter as splitter gets. Starts out at fingers for a few feet and then hands for a loooong way, to wide hands, to fist and then maybe an OW move or two at the top. Crux is not getting pumped. If you're a Indian Creek hardman, this thing will be pretty simple business.
At the base of Washington Column. Right around the corner is Dinner Ledge, also a fine route. This route is a little tricky to find, but there should be a trail leading up past some fairly low angle slabs. Some fourth class scrambling is necessary to reach the base. Best to leave the flip flops at home.
Cams. I think .75 was the smallest I placed and #4 (camalots BTW) was the biggest. Probly doubles from 1-3.
May 3, 2010
Can be used as an alternative pitch 1 for the Prow.
FA: Bruce Pollock, Matt Pollock, Luke Freeman, 1972
|By aaron hope|
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Jun 6, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
To be more specific about the location of this route - it's the obvious splitter between the standard 5.8 start of the South Face and around the corner, to the left of the Prow.
I recommended bringing three #2 BD camalots and three #3 to protect this thing well. A #4 would be handy for the top.
|By Kevin Volkening|
Feb 8, 2012
Could be one the best granite splitters out there! If you're doing the Prow you should probably sack up and lead this puppy. Provides some wonderful free climbing to start out what is otherwise a lot of aid
Jan 22, 2013
I second the recommendation to bring triples! I'd say bring three #3 camalots and you could get by with doubles in #2. A #4 would be great to have for the top otherwise you'll have to slide your last piece up quite a ways (through a short wide section) to the top. That being said, I really think this would be 5.10- at Indian Creek so if you are getting on the Prow or South Face or something and you didn't bring triples just get on it yo