Left of Cleft
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GB leading Left of the Cleft on Sept. 2, 2010. Pho...
Climb along right-leaning, small, fragile flake and place a cam. Move up, then traverse right to a short, right-leaning crack. Climb the crack to its end, near the Cleft. Move left and up, into the longer, right-leaning crack (on which I am visible in the photo). This crack is thin at first, then steepens awkwardly right (crux, wide hands) before it nears the Cleft. I continued up into the Cleft, to the same belay position that I had used in the cleft (by fixed pin and old sling). I led Ross Swanson up this on Sept. 2, 2010.
This is on the slab, just left of the Cleft. We rapped from a sling that we left, left of the Cleft.
SR. I wished I had doubles of #1-3 Camalots and double ropes.