Start to the right of the obvious roof, on the highly textured face and head for the V cracks. Take the right crack to finish which can be ominous due to the inability to see it 'til you are on it. Bring up the second and top out the pinnacle with a short belay to the top. Rap rings off the back/north side.
Submitted by: pirateclimber on 2002-02-13
Last Modified: 2006-12-17
Route ID: 12113
Fun route. Did it in 3 pitches due to rope drag, and not knowing what lay ahead. Fun for a beginner trad climber - a bit of exposure, and some solid placements that need some long runners to deal with rope drag. There is a single bolt where the 5.9 crack goes left and the 5.6 traverses right. I used this as a first belay point.
Nice way to start up on J-Tree. I lead all 3 pitches.
Pitch 1: Super easy climbing. Pitch 2: Nice traverse to crack climbing. Make sure to use long runners or you will face serious rope drag. Pitch 3: One slab move puts you into nice little crack. Go all the way to the chain to belay.