First pitch is real easy (5.2). Climb up to tree and belay from there. Follow crack up and to the left. The 5.5 crux is short and easy near the start of the second pitch. The crack widens (large cam is handy). and then you need to climb out of crack. Rope will not reach to the top. Short third pitch. Nice climb to bring beginner on. This climb can be done in two pitches if you set the first belay about 25-35 feet above the tree. [note: make sure you get high enough on the first belay if you want to do it in 2 pitches: run the rope ALL THE WAY out, or you will need to simulclimb on the second pitch without being able to see or hear your partner.] Also, the wide section can be protected with a well placed hex or two instead of a large cam.
Submitted by: comet on 2005-06-25
Route ID: 11613