A slab classic with good friction and interesting route finding. Starts at the left edge of Standard Route's "Launch Pad" and stays left of the arch the whole way up.
p.1 Pad your way up 180+ ft. to a 2 bolt belay between the arch and a tree with one tricam between you and the ground. (5.2)
p. 2 Traverse left 8 feet or so, clip the bolt and go up the smooth groove in the steep swell. Continue up on invisible friction to a seam (small wires) and traverse left on pockets to a belay on old peices of various quality. (5.7)
p. 3 Pad up and right for 100 feet with a lonely bolt in the middle. Good friction to a two bolt belay. (5.5)
p. 4 Make a funky step right and ascend the beautiful but short left-facing corner, continue up the weakness and belay at the top of an arch with gear (wires, tricams, a big cam) (5.5+)
p. 5 Paddle up a dike to the manky small tree, pass it on the right, get a piece of gear, and trend upwards and right to a nicely situated two bolt belay at the base of a prominent dike. (5.5)
p. 6 Climb straight up the headwall above the belay with interesting small liebacks in the dike. A guidebook author calls it a "grand finale". Belay at the tree and continue up two pitches of easy 5.0/4th class from Standard Route.
Descent: Walk off the climber's trail.
Submitted by: lucander on 2005-09-24
Route ID: 3309