Fantastic problem on excellent rock. Start with R hand on a sidepull and the left on a horizontal crack. Reach high up to a deep finger jam then again up to a higher jam. Cruise up to a horizontal rail, work the feet up, then go for another few jams and finally left to a juggy edge before hitting the top of the prow where a final airy mantel awaits. Pull over the top right near a bent hangerless bolt.
An alternate (and recommended) start begins a bit left on a juggy low rail, goes up with the right to a crimpy thin crack then left higher on the same thin crack and ends on the same horizontal crack as the normal variation before finishing up the same moves to the top of the prow.
It is fun to link the arete route into downclimbing the Seamstress and going back up via the alternate and vice versa.
The seams further left are even thinner and tricker. Finally, it can be quite fun to traverse the boulder along the horizontal crack. It is slopey with thin feet on the left side, juggy in the middle, and has some fun moves on the right. All kinds of options!
Road Cut Wall. Stay low key and park at the school and walk the greenbelt 5 minutes up to the trail or better yet, ride your bike (bikes are strongly recommended for traveling in the entire zone as minimal impact will keep these areas open, not to mention there are awesome paths and views to enjoy).
Some rocks in the landing so bring a pad or a no-fall rule.
From: Lake Tahoe, Ca
May 23, 2011
rating: V1-2 5
Sweet addition! I think this landing was built up years ago, when I fist encountered this spot it appeared someone had taken care to stack some rocks and dirt. Haven't been up there in a bit, but this face and the stones on the summit are all pretty cool!
|By Jack V|
Apr 22, 2014
rating: V1 5
Easily the best rock quality in the area, with beautiful finger cracks and an airy top out. Love this route and the arÍte. Great spot. Two thumbs up!