Look for a left leaning crack near a palo verde up the north side. The first pitch starts where one can work up double cracks until one can move left in to the left crack(5.7). Continue up crack to a good belay ledge. Pitch 2 : Step left and work up a broken up crack until one can move through a hole to a belay ledge. Pitch 3 : Move left from the belay and work up a chossy chimney to where one can traverse left. Pitch 4: Move left over loose rock and work up cracks and corners (5.7) on some good rock for aways. A bouldery move sermounts the summit and a 1 bolt belay awaits you. Descent: Down climb or rap off the bolt for about 20 feet to the south. Locate a tree and block with rap slings and make a 2 rope rap down a chimney to a nitch. Where one will find another set of rap slings on a chockstone. Make another 2 rope rappel down to the ground.
Submitted by: joshklingbeil on 2004-09-24
Last Modified: 2009-11-27
Route ID: 43636
1st 2 pitches are fun cracks. 3rd pitch is ugly loose chimney. 4th pitch is just downright scary face climbing above sketchy pro (shaky tricam in a pocket) - this is definitely the crux. Don't blow it! Have to descend suction Gully again - ugh! The 1st rap is off 1 bolt. The 2nd rap is off a small palo verde backed up by a "rock". The 3rd rap is from a chockstone (solid looking) - oh what fun to be back on the ground!