Climbs an arching dihedral then out the top over a small lip and up past a few bolts to an anchor. Pitch two climbs and traverses past well protected face up a slab on good holds and good rests. Pitch three is a short pitch of moderate difficulty. Pitch four climbs the right of two splitter finger cracks on sharp locks and good gear. Pitch five is a little more run out but on much easier ground and climbs a somewhat dirty face on big holds past several bolts to a two bolt anchor.
Rap the route with two ropes, or make several traversing raps and decend Gemini.
Submitted by: salamanizer on 2008-10-13
Route ID: 96410
A nice route but I'd call it 10 C or D. Anyway, a bit run out, not too bad. Nothing to hit on a fall except the last pitch. One can hit a ledge from about 10a and 10 ft. I would be inclined to give it a R for this reason.
First pitch is a bit dirty but not bad9,(10a ish). Second pitch is really good face climbing on decent holds,(.10-) Can easily run the third and fourth pitch together with no rope drag(.10b). Pitch five is crap(5.8)
The easiest .10c you'll ever climb and uncharacteristicly soft for Cal Domes. I say .10b, but only because of the 4th pitch fingercrack.