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This fun route starts at the very bottom of the South ridge which, as described on the Rock description, is 2 feet from the amphitheater trail a couple of 100 feet past the amphitheater.
Getting onto the rock is the hardest move of the climb. It felt really tough for 5.6 and word has it that a hold broke some time in the past...
Once you manage to get onto the rock scramble up and right 30 feet on tricky and unprotected rock. I would have given this an S rating. From there, continue right and up easier rock around an overhang and reach the ridge for your first belay. The second pitch continues up the ridge downclimbing a step. Run the rope to the end of the ridge on hiking territory and belay just West and below the summit block.
Standard Flatiron rack
|By William McGehee|
From: Choctaw, OK
Nov 13, 2002
This is a favorite of mine. Great for beginning leaders. I'd rate it 5.6+ with the overhang. The first 30' is unprotected, but really easy. I like putting a nut just below the overhang, a hex above it, then jugging up the rest of the route. The crux is getting the footwork down at the overhang. Y'all have fun! Easy pro from there on up. Set up your belay at the ledge up top and just free the last five feet or so into hiking . Great climb.
|By James Garnett|
From: Bellingham, WA
Apr 16, 2004
Lichen, lichen, lichen. Blech! Gear is adequate, though; they're only thin where it doesn't matter, anyway.