Fun and well-protected moderate face climbing for a long pitch, with a tricky slab crux at the end with blind foot holds. Many of the features are fragile: patina flakes, edges, jugs, coconino tunnels, and a muffin, enjoy them but tread lightly. The climbing is of high quality. Combine that with exposure, isolation, position and views, it might be worth a visit.
I had originally envisioned the route to go for another pitch or so and top out on the formation, but I have not finished this yet. So for now, the first pitch by itself is nearly 3 stars in a 4-star setting!
Approach on the Call of the Canyon trail of the West Fork. After the 3rd creek crossing, head northwest across the fern meadow as you would for the approach to the Serial Pillar and Engagement. But at the top of the red rock band go right up the least of the bushwacky draws to the base of the wall. Continue around the corner to the NE side and scramble to a large pine and base of the route.
a dozen quickdraws and a 70m rope!
BETA PHOTO: The edge of the ridgeline with the first pitch of ...
BETA PHOTO: Approach is outlined in Green. Break off the Call ...
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the formation. You can see the big...
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