This route is 20 feet right of 38th Parallel. The start is located next to a large left facing corner. Begin the first pitch by climbing past two bolts (.10a) to reach a thin, narrow ledge (small gear: #0 Metolius and #3 nut). Once at the ledge, edge up and right to the slab above, this is the mental crux of the route with a few 5.9 moves. Continue straight up from the ledge, passing 4 other bolts along the way. There is a two bolt belay (60 meters) at the end of this pitch.
The second pitch starts by going up and right directly to the headwall above. This pitch goes at 5.8 and passes 5 bolts up to the belay anchor of the Upper Traverse. Don't go too far right on this pitch because you'll end up on the upper pitch bolts for 38th Parallel. The last bolt to the belay anchor is somewhat runout but is no harder than 5.7.
The final pitches follow the Upper Traverse as per the SEKI guide book.
FA: Ken Rose, Cam Donahoe, Barry Chambers Oct 2003
Submitted by: fungusamungus on 2006-05-07
Last Modified: 2010-12-06
Route ID: 71827