Pitch 1: Starts at the same point as Escape Artist but goes straight up left facing corner that is capped by roof. Traverse out right and belay at base of crescent shaped crack. Pitch 2: Tackles the crescent shaped crack which is the crux of the route and stays fairly sustained with a 5.9 handcrack to the belay on a large ledge. Pitch 3: Go up crack to easy face climbing through pegmatite band, working right to a sloping ramp that goes up and left with a crack for protection. Pitch 3: Goes left on super easy terrain and then up crack in right facing corner that starts wide and finishes with 5.9 hands. Pitch 5: Goes up more 5.9 cracks in a left facing dihedral system. Belay on ledge at the Lightning Bolt Cracks Pitch 6: Can go up the 5.11 Lightning Bolt Crack or up somewhat dirty 5.9 climbing. After this pitch continue up moderate 5th class to the summit for another 1-1/2 pitches. Descent: Rap off slings on left side of formation and hike out gully to the left of summit.
Submitted by: mikemachineco on 2003-09-30
Route ID: 41374