Follow the signs to Ace of Spades. Continue along the wall until you see red paint saying "Ace". Pitch 1 (5.6): follow the bolts through a few vertical sections on crumbly holds. Moves feel harder than they are due to the quality of the rock. Pitch 2 (5.5): Do one interesting move and then hike up the tufts of grass to a ledge (note: it is possible to hike to this ledge to bypass the first two pitches). Pitch 3 (5.10d or 5.8 A0). Perform an awkward traverse before coming to a short but steep wall. Pull through it to a jug and continue to the anchors. Pitch 4 (5.7): Pleasant varied climbing takes you up to a hidden anchor (when you feel that you have run out of bolts look down and to your left around a block). Pitch 5 (5.7): Continue up a grassy bit to an interesting right facing crack/corner system. The anchors is at the top.
Rappel or hike up the steep grassy section to the summit.
Submitted by: secander on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-03-07
Route ID: 110079