At the left (west) end of the accessible part of Cedar Bluff, where the path goes down to the huge 'cave'. A bouldery start gets you up to the start of a dihedral. Place pro here to protect your second from a boulder-bouncing swing if he or she pops. Go up a bit, and traverse left to the series of bolts protecting the face. You'll have two variations to choose from: the usual 5.7 up the big flakes to the bolted hanging belay, or continue a bit further left to thinner face climbing (5.10) up to the same belay. Bring up your second. From here, either crank a few roof moves at 5.12, or go up the gulley immediately above the belay at 5.8, all bolts. The lead climber will be out of sight of the belayer for most of the second pitch, so communicate clearly. Rap from the bolt anchors, making sure that your rope ends are even before you drop them off; it will be a free hanging rappel. Very fun, very exposed; kinda dramatic from the ground, too. Highly recommended.
Submitted by: jds100 on 2002-06-29
Route ID: 7940
slightly bouldery start, set trad gear (cam) for second; followed bolt line of great holds through great exposure up to solid hanging belay. Took gulley for second pitch to finish this great route. Free-hanging rap to the ground.