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|Type: ||Trad, 2 pitches, 150 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.9 [details]|
|FA: ||Dan Hare and Chris Wood, 1979. First pitch: R. and J. Rossiter, 1981.|
|Submitted By: ||Ray Snead on Sep 7, 2003|
From the talus, scramble up to the left below a large Douglas fir that is visible from the road. Climb an obvious crack system in the upper south face for two pitches.
|Comments on Stellar Drifter
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 5, 2006
Protects well on a single set of cams to 3" plus nuts. The climb is great moves on good rock, but it would be better if not broken up by a ledge. Total length is ~105' and it can be rapped to the ground from the anchors to the right on Cosmic Explorer with a 70M rope.
|By Mark Cushman|
From: Cumming, GA
Jul 10, 2008
I'm not sure where A Concerned Citizen was, but there are no bolts on this route. We did it this way: one short 30' pitch of hand cracks to a ledge with a tree (5.7ish). The second pitch begins at this broad 15' ledge. A few flaring cracks lead up on balancy moves with somewhat tricky but adequate gear. I saw the anchors to the right on Cosmic Explorer, but headed to the top of the formation via an offwidth and walked off the back. We headed to the next gully over after you top out to walk down. Decent route, a bit dirty but given the location that might be expected. Still fun, though.
|By Clint Locks|
Jun 13, 2011
Most of the first pitch has quite the classic alpine feel (discontinuous, loose, 4th/5th class, lichen-y). The second pitch is on much more solid rock and super-cool, and is one of those pitches you wish was at least twice as long. Its beginning is quite run-out, though it's possible to clip the first bolt of Cosmic Explorer and traverse back into the crack from there at 9+ or so. Rapped C.E., after debating the existence of a walk-off. Apparently, according to previous post, that will work.