5.9 Two pitches, start up somewhat vegetated corner rt of Gold Digger, then up to RDJ belay following eyebolts. From belay out left on overhanging flakes(pretty far),a bit scary, then up short face to a notch. Hand traverse rt out rail through bird poop, Step out rt to exposed face(holds)instead of groveling up corner, then finish up final flakes.Lower to first anchor. Be carefull of knocking stones on people when rapping last corner or pulling rope. fun and airy.
Alternative pitch 2: bring some cams. Follow the overhanging flakes out left as usual (5.9), pull over to rest on the slab. Work up and left, then back right following cracks and corners until you reach the wildly exposed 2-bolt final face section. Look down on all the sport climbers below.
Submitted by: mrksprague on 2005-11-17
Route ID: 19568
We only did the first pitch because a bird was circling us and squaking angrily, so we thought we were getting too close to its nest. The first pitch was boring...supposedly the 2nd pitch is where it's at
second pitch is much more interesting than the first one. There's also a nice bolted 5.12c variation of second pitch (Soup to nuts),which is a very interesting boulder problem one hundred feet above the ground.