Just across Little Slide Canyon from the Icredible Hulk. A rarity in the Sierras, this is a true spire w/ no low angle side. RAd climbing on less than perfect rock in an awesome position. Great solid cruxes sometimes a bit above your gear. Perfect belay ledges and views make you very relaxed despite the sometimes serious climbing for the grade. Awesome summit. A perfct plum to pick on your way out or into Little Slide Canyon...
two 35m raps or three shorter ones w/ some 4th 5th class dwnclimin.
Submitted by: superbum on 2007-07-15
Route ID: 87092
Did Escape from Poland on the Hulk the day before and we felt this route was quite a bit tougher. Of course a major part of that is the difference in rock quality. The first pitch has a spicy start and finish. The final layback is on micro gear in a chossy corner. The second pitch is the most straight forward of the first four. We went too high in the corner on the third pitch, the traverse is fairly immediate and hard, crux of the route for me. The fourth pitch is a micro gear sustained corner. The final pitch is quick and easy. We stayed roped up for the summit jaunt. Two raps with a 70m rope then another short rap to get down the gully.