Pair a Grins
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Pair a Grins is an alternate way to finish Forest Lawn after climbing the first pitch of Forest Lawn. From the bolted belay anchor atop P1 of Forest Lawn, start up the flakes/crack to the right of the belay for about eight feet. A good .75 camalot and #3 camalot protect this section. Keep an eye out for the bolts out right on the arete of the crack--that's Pair a Grins. When you're about even with the first bolt, figure out the committing and tough moves to move out right onto the arete and clip the first bolt. These first few moves are the crux of the route. Once on the arete, follow plates and edges up the steep and exposed arete clipping four more bolts as the angle eases up. It does get a bit run-out up near the top but the difficulty eases up. A two bolt rap anchor sits above the roof/crack but not nearly at the top of the formation. It seems one could continue to the top via easy terrain if desired. We opted to not go to the top and rapped all the way to the base of Forest Lawn with two 60m ropes from this two-bolt anchor. Easy rap, clean pull.
On the arete/face just right of the standard second pitch of Forest Lawn.
5 or 6 bolts to a two bolt anchor.
|By joe disciullo|
From: Charlotte, NC
Dec 22, 2009
This was a very fun finish to Forest Lawn. There is a move to the first bolt which requires some care. I think the crux is just after clipping that bolt. After 3 or 4 bolts of .10 climbing the grade eases up but I was a little unsure of which way to head. Head slightly right around the blunt arete on easier but run out terrain.