65 feet right and downhill of "49", climb an obvious corner past a roof to a horizontal. Hand traverse left to the arete, then up the face (crux) to easier climbing, and the belay. Around the roofs above on the left, then up to the shrubs.
Submitted by: abe_ascents on 2006-10-23
Last Modified: 2007-02-17
Route ID: 69442
Started out on the nose but the hand traverse looked scary so I went up the corner and out right. Sammy led p2 up and left around this scary looking traverse. It was really fun climbing both pitches; definitely exposed on p2!
Enjoyed leading this climb. Suffered horrible rope drag. Need to sling long every time the rope takes a turn. The route wanders, sling long. very fun, not sure I would put a budding 5.6 leader on this. felt very 7ish in many spots.
Didn't finish this route. Description in the Swain guide confused me, and I missed the traverse left. Ended up on the route to the right of "the Nose", and had to lower down because of rope drag and no remaining draws.