Instead of walking around to the north side where Skyline begins, stay on the south of the buttress. Hike about 200 feet above the walk around and you'll see a big chimney. The climb begins on the wall to the left of this chimney. Follow a crack up to a west facing open book. Climb the open book to the top. Chain Anchors. This also is the top of the Second pitch of Skyline.
Continue up Skyline or Double rope rappel.
Submitted by: trevzilla on 2007-08-26
Last Modified: 2010-06-07
Route ID: 88008
You do gain a lot of elevation to get to the base of this, but it is well worth it. It takes pro ranging from small nuts to #4 Friend. I used mostly passive pro (including hexes). There is a run out section where pro was scarce but the holds quite positive. It is a double rope rappel from good anchors. This is also a good exit after the first few pitches of Skyline if you don't want to continue to the top.
Great holds, long climb ~48 m. A mix of face and crack. Kind of a splay for smaller climbers, in parts where others stem you'll have to get creative. Rock has crystals on it which could break off so test your weight before comitting fully on small crystals.