We did the 3 pitch version, as the rope drag would have been heinous in two pitches. I led P1 and P3, and got my money's worth. i do admit - I stepped to the right, off the deck and did not climb the corner. As I was doing so, I said "I won't count this as a clean ascent, because I used the tree base for a jug, but you know......F that. It was my first climb of the day, and the pro sucked. Climbing the corner, I didn't see a sequence I could trust, so I did the right hting, and pulled through on what I knew I could do. I will repeat the kline another time when I am better able to "style" it..... My opinion - someone should do somegardening near the tree - as I bet there are decent holds under the grass pacthes. Alas.... Anyway - the satrt is a bit adrenaline-enhancing. P3 - getting under that "huge roof" - Oh, yes - that took some commitment n my part. The sequence I found was solid but airy, and to fall would be to trust the ole piton.... since there's no other gear there, I suggest no falling. And that's not even the crux. Funnily enough, when I got to the crux, I was like "and now this!? The nerve of you, you scoundrel0y climb!" But, compared to what I had just done, it was cake.
Witnessed by: Irina