Excellent, sew it up. Standard Trad with extra hand size.
The right of two handcracks about 5 yards apart. The crux is the moves off the ground to get to the crack. Climb the gorgeous handcrack with well placed rests and bomber gear. Belay from 2 bolts. Climb the crack for about 150 feet to a belay beneath a left facing corner. Cruise up this corner to the Main Ledge system and belay. Up and right to a tree under a left facing corner, and then up a gorgeous handcrack passing a WHITE birch along the way. Scramble to the top from the chossy belay stance. One of Poke-O's best. Descend by rappeling the route to the left (as you are looking at the cliff).
Submitted by: redpoint73 on 2006-08-22
Route ID: 11128
I've been waiting to do this for a while now and finally got someone to go. I wanted to lead the first pitch because that's around my limit for leading, but it was very hot and it was more sustained than I was ready for. Ended up letting my friend go up. Spectacular route though. All of the other pitches are easy with as good of pro as you'd need, with the exception of pitch 4 which is also quite sustained. A must do climb that has earned its reputation.
Amazing route with a little bit of everything! Even the 5.2 slab at the end is fun. I'd almost give P1 a 5.9- rating...but then again I'm not particularly useful in an offwidth. =) Raps could be set up a bit better...just a few meters too long for a single 70m, way too short if you're going doubles.