A steep hand/fist crack just down and to the left of Popular Mechanics. Climb the steep corner for 30 feet, then climb an easier chimney to the top of the Scientific Americans pillar. Belay on top of the pillar off pro, or continue up the easier right facing corner above (5.6), moving up and right to the anchor for Ace of Spades. Variation: Instead of climbing the easy chimney, after the initial 30', traverse right in a horizontal crack to end up at the base of Popular Mechanics.
The rap slings mentioned in guidebook at the top of the pillar are not there. Rap from the Ace of Spades anchor. 70 m rope to rap back down near the base of climb. 60 m rope to get to the higher base of Popular Mechanics.
Submitted by: baja_java on 2007-05-06
Last Modified: 2007-05-07
Route ID: 30973