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Mark Hesse on FFA Drumstick Direct.
This route is located on Turkey Tail, about 75' right of Whimsical Dreams
. Locate the "Turkey Turd", which is a narrow pillar of rock that sticks out from the wall, about 60' off the ground.
Climb either side of that pillar (5.8 or so either way), the left side involves some easy OW while the right side requires stemming on good rock. The crux involves pulling the roof above the "Turkey Turd" pillar. An awkward, series of insecure thin hand jams pulls the roof where the crack widens to perfect hands. Luckily the gear is bomber. Two bolts are reached after about 120'.
You can rap (and TR) with a single 70m rope, or continue to the summit.
The crux section requires finger to hand-sized gear. Depending on which start you use, you may need some pretty wide gear for the start. Save a #2 Camalot for the short section above the roof.
May 20, 2013
Rope drag can be bad once past the roof, so do your best to runner gear beneath and through the roof.