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Shares start with The Tube, but moves out to a bolt on the face to the right after 20'. Make a few moves (crux) between the first and second bolts (stay low), then continue around the arete to the third bolt (5.10), then to the top (5.8-.9) which shares an anchor with The Tube.
Sam start as The Tube.
1 each - BD .4-1
10 quickdraws plus a few slings to extend cams.
|By Daniel Trugman|
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
Apr 18, 2010
Excellent climb. Don't underestimate the lower crack - it's pretty slick. The crux is tough (at least it was for me), but you are basically on toprope for it. You could probably pull through it with the aid of your quickdraw if need be. After the traverse, the climbing mellows to relatively well-protected 5.9 slabbing.
|By Chris I|
From: Fresno, CA
Oct 11, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b
Being a relative crack newb, the lower section of this was the crux for me. Ignore the supertopo gear recommendation and trust what you see. I took a couple of each in .5-1 and was glad to have them. At the shared anchor with The Tube there is a wasps nest so watch out! They get frisky on warmer days.
Dec 21, 2011
FA - Jerry, Sigrid, Lynnea, and William Anderson Feb 1994.
|By Phil Esra|
Apr 15, 2013
I thought this was really fun--surprised it doesn't get more stars on MP. Tricky crux!