Good warm-up or beginner lead. Liebacking or jamming up dihedral with lots of feet ledges on the left wall.
Keep going left a ways past Scarface. It's the easy-looking route right of Black Uhuru 100 - 200 yards. There's a short #1s 5.11 crack to the right of this route.
Mainly #1s, a couple of .75s and a #2. Good anchors atop on a ledge with lots of loose rock
top of pitch 2
thin at the start then it turn's to perfect hands
at the top of pitch 2
From: moab, ut
Jan 25, 2010
i believe there is now a 2nd pitch of.10 for about 60 feet starts as a sporty climb that can be protected with a blue tcu. it then goes thin hands to i believe a couple of #4 camalots. worth it just for the second pitch
|By Jay Brown|
From: Aspen, Colorado
Mar 23, 2010
2nd pitch is good! with a crack switch!
|By Rob R.|
From: Chicago, IL
May 27, 2010
Following the Bloom IC book, I headed up the second pitch expecting to find some anchors. I followed the crack in the dihedral up and onto the flake, then up a tiny bit of offwidth back into thin hands to a low-angle, lichen-covered ledge of sorts at maybe 60 feet.
It was late, I was short on gear, and no anchors were in sight, so I retreated. Maybe someone will fill the rest of us in on where this second pitch ends :)?
It is a really fun pitch! 2-3 BD #3s are very helpful on this second pitch.
|By John Braun|
From: Hendersonville, NC
Jan 9, 2012
When we visited in early November of 2011, a plaque at the base of the route said something like "bad anchor on second pitch" or "second pitch one bolt anchor." Can anybody confirm or deny this?
|By Dan G0D5H411|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 24, 2012
Recently tried to do the second pitch of this route....my partner climbed up through the nice corner, into the blocky section, and past a short offwidth/slot. He continued on for another 10 feet (for a total of around 70) and was left with a view of 30 more feet of offwidth but no visible anchors in sight. Lacking in gear and any indication that higher anchors existed, he ended down-climbing until he reached a single piece of old tat, slung around one of the blocks wedged in the corner. Although he enjoyed the climbing, he certainly would not recommend this pitch until someone places a second set of decent anchors.
|By andrew grieder|
Apr 29, 2013
I had the same experience as the previous poster. A nice second pitch but no anchor. I had no big gear so slung a chockstone (looked much better than the tat midway up the pitch), tested it many times and cleaned the pitch. The stone gave way just after I cleaned the first piece of the pitch. Landed on my feet on the P1 belay ledge with the sling floating down and 140 ft of rope out. We scratched no anchor with an up arrow at the P1 belay. Hopefully there will be no next time but, if so, I'll down aid if gear allows; a bit more work but no potentially disasterous consequences. Stay safe!
|By Devin Fin|
May 3, 2013
from the top of pitch one move left thin blue TCU Crack to some sporty moves thin hands to #3 cammlots to the top . an a two bolt anchor with hangers that read "no gud"
|By andrew grieder|
May 16, 2013
Sounds like the second pitch does not follow the obvious left facing varnished corner but goes left?
Here is a neat prussik technique to descend off one point and cut your risk if you can't find an anchor. Twenty years of climbing and I've never seen this but it is a great one to know. Thanks to Pete T. for telling me - although it could have been a month earlier!!!