Aiming for the the roof at the middle crack, between Aloof Roof and Stab in the Dark, either boulder up directly or traverse in. Pull the roof and either aim for the runout (5.8R) arete, which is somewhat balancy and thin in spots, or finagle something up the face out right and merge up with the line for Aloof Roof. Kelly guide gives it a 10b rating, Lambert and Shull say 9+. You climb it and decide! Good pro for the crux, but getting off the ground and the upper face are a little different story.
Rap off the Stab in the Dark anchor
Submitted by: mjwestla on 2010-07-03
Last Modified: 2011-08-16
Route ID: 105649
Kind hard getting off the ground with a rack on but went clean after. Glad to have doubles of C4 1-3 for this. A #2 protects the start move well and a #3 protects the move over the roof. Be careful to protect adequately though - right after I got down and was patting myself on the back for a satisfyingly tough lead someone told me he once broke his arm falling off this route. Oh well. Kinda thin pro for the middle third or so.