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A wonderful route that zig-zags back and forth over an arete, with thin, facey moves and not too many of the classic Gunks jugs. I found the route rather sustained, but there is a very obvious crux section above gear. This route is not a good one for a 5.5 leader; it's devious, with questionable footholds and lots of smearing throughout. In the guidebook at 5.4 PG***, I'd give it a 5.5.
Standard Gunks rack up to #3 Camalot. Pro is PG. There is a new rappel anchor at the very top - but you need two ropes to rappel off (route is 120 feet). Another rap anchor is to be installed half-way down, but might not yet have been placed.
|By BIG Climber|
From: Irvine, CA
Aug 7, 2012
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Climbed this today with Alpine Endevors and had a blast. Lots of fun moves back and forth over the arÍte.