This is a good route that has some fun features to ascend. It is the 3rd route from the left on the right side of West Slabs. It starts in a small, right-facing dihedral.
Move up into the dihedral. A small cam (yellow Alien or TCU size) works before the 1st bolt. Move out left under a cool, shallow dihedral somewhat reminiscent of something Yosemite-like clipping 2 bolts & a Bugaboo pin. Pull past a tiny bulge onto a slab that actually has real glacier polish reminiscent of Tuolumne. This slab can run with water. Climb past 4 bolts onto easier terrain. Clip one more bolt and gain the ledge with a 2 bolt anchor with rappable hangers.
There is another 2 bolt anchor perhaps 70' above. You can climb with trad protection on 5.5 terrain.
This is the 3rd route from the left on the right side of West Slabs. It starts in a small, right-facing dihedral just above a raspberry patch.
7 bolts, 1 pin, 1 yellow Alien/TCU.
|By Doug Redosh|
Aug 9, 2014
Nice pitch!! 2.5 stars! I never saw the piton. Maybe it is gone.