Start by climbing up the West Chimney to a point where you can reach out around a corner to clip the first bolt of Pan Dulce. Traverse around the corner to the right on good edges and clip another bolt before making a long easy traverse out right along a wide ledge to the anchors. Make sure you stop at the second set of anchors for the belay. The first set are for working Grand Delusion. The second pitch climbs a broad arete on good holds and immaculate granite. Well protected. Pitch three climbs up and slightly to the left up a short crack system to a small roof. Make some steep moves on big knobs to a bolt. Continue up a few more moves then a short run out (5.7) on less steep terrain but smaller knobs to small ledge. Climb over a small crack (a #2 BD cam protects the first moves well) and continue up the arete on bullet hard golden granite past 5 bolts. Bolted anchor on top.
Rap the route. Traverse around the block to the right and finish on the last pitch of Hardings Chimney or traverse to the left past some steep blocks and along the tunnel through last pitch of Hardings. Both are easy 5th class.
Submitted by: salamanizer on 2009-04-26
Route ID: 99161
Went up Pan Dulce with a bolt kit and all to add another pitch. Climbed up above the 2nd pitch to a good stance and added a bolt. Then continued up to a small sloaping ledge where I discovered the last pitch had already been done, damn! Oh well, it was a good route anyway. The origional party climbed around the area where we added a bolt so all was not for not. We successfully added a short link up making a more direct and sustained second pitch to Pan Dulce. Could probably use one more bolt on the link up. I give the OK to whom ever wants to go up and add it.