A beautiful climb that ascends the east face of Ginger Buttress, it tops out on the peak of the buttress, just above the summit of Ginger Cracks. Descend via Ginger Cracks.
Can combine pitch 2 and 3 (very short) with a 60m rope for a long pitch to reach the huge ledge before the roof pitch. Main cruxes are at the end of p1 and 3/4 up on p2. 10c/d is fair.
Submitted by: bluedubbed on 2004-12-22
Route ID: 40969
Good climbing on good rock. Definitely NOT 10d. Handren calls it 10b and that's maybe a little generous but it's a fun climb. Make sure to do the last pitch - fun slab with great position and then rap the back side to Power Failure. Mostly sport but a few pieces come in handy here and there - kinda' heady without anything but draws.
The climbing has several stellar moments but for the most part it's fun climbing with a few unpleasant sections. I found the first pitch heady because of the whole tree climbing thing and some junky rock but other than that the climbing was very enjoyable. I thought this was easier than DOWT which is 10a. Not even close to 10d.