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Heads up crux off the ground leadsa into exciting climbing throughout the first pitch. Belay at the tree below the gapping low angle chimney.
To the right of the caverns is Try Again Ledge.
Standard Rack, nothing big needed for the chimney
|By Rodger Raubach|
Mar 15, 2011
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13
The first pitch is very awkward and not at all well protected. The start of the route is found by a metal disk nailed to a tree. Not as difficult as Commitment, overall, but not as enjoyable either.
From: Sacramento, CA
Jun 3, 2013
Agree with Rodger's comment about awkwardness. While there is pro, it is somewhat less than inspiring. There are also several big, spooky blocks you must pull on near the top of the first pitch. If they came off it would be bad for both the climber and the belayer.
I can see why this route rarely gets done.