Rack to 3 inches, finger to hand doubles are helpful.
Reputed as one of Cathedral's finest, steep cracks make this a gem. It's not up there with Recompense or Thin Air but it's really good. (p.1, 5.4-5.8 depending on who you ask) Slither, squirm, and grip your way up the mossy and often wet Triple Corners to a large belay ledge. (p.2, 5.10a) Climb the corner (5.8) to a piton, step down and right to an old ring pin under the roof and make the awkward and strenuous move across to the next belay ledge (crux). If you fall and swing past the crux call it 5.9 A0. (p.3, 5.8) Climb the beautiful cracks up the open book to a birch tree and past that to a big ledge. (p. 4, 4th class/5.4) Wander across the balancy but big ledge towards the menacing corner and belay at a platform under the obvious vertical handcrack in the middle of the wall. (p.5, 5.9) Climb the sustained handcrack to easier terrain. Continue to the top with a tricky mantle.
Walk off right.
Submitted by: slobmonster on 2007-09-30
Route ID: 24682
Granted, I haven't done many routes at Cathedral, but most of the ones I have done have had better climbing than this. At most, I'd say this is "interesting," with the last pitch being the best. I led the first and 3rd pitches, onsight. I did not think the crux move on pitch 2 was "strenuous," but it was balancy...and I did fall. Pitch 3 was a grunt, and pitch 4 was a lot of fun.