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Climb the right-facing corner to its top and a large, dirt covered ledge. Once on the ledge, you will see an obvious, right-facing flake within arms reach that leads to a short seam; Saving Face climbs the face 6 feet or so right of that flake to a thin horizontal and a very small, short, and indistinct left-facing corner. Move up past this corner (crux) then go straight to the pine tree.
The easiest way to find this route - assuming you don't know this section of the Nears - would be to go to the White Pillar, then walk right past Moxie until you see a right-facing corner that leads up to an arching flake. That is the start.
|By Dana Bartlett|
Oct 19, 2011
The large pine tree that marked the finish to this climb and Saving Grace fell down and it is completely blocking the upper part of both routes.