scramble up on the ledge next to minute maid. climb the corner Crack on a blank face on the right side of the gully and traverse around the bottom of the roof to the right. WARNING: belwo the start of the climb is a lynx den, check status of den before climbing in the area!!!
walk-off to left and rap off of minute maid rap tree.
Submitted by: faust on 2008-01-19
Route ID: 50031
With the Urioste clan. This is 5.10b in Handren's guide. Somewhere between that and 5.11 I suppose. Too short, but most fun I had on all the the routes at Chocolate. The corner is easy up to the roof. Good gear the whole way along the roof, I used a C4#1 and .4 for bomber horizontal pro. The crux is a flaring hand jam you can't quite see as you crowd underneath the roof on the traverse. Commit to that and swing your feet out to a stance. Very fun moves. Sling a rock on top to bring up a 2nd, rap off the tree to the left.
so, first off, this route is no where near a 5.10a. the traverse under the roof has become dirty and rounded, so it is very slopey, and there are very little feet. i would call this route at least a 5.11. second, there is a lynx den under it, so be careful!!!