Starts about 50' left of Body Surfin' left of a chimney. Lots of good holds all the way. The vertical crack at the base, giving the name, is a more difficult trad variation, with that crack as the crux. The usual top-rope line is between there and the arete.
Submitted by: dannymccracken on 2007-12-26
Route ID: 18326
Did this trad but wasn't real pleased with the results. Easy onsight with a billion holds but the placements were kind of ho-hum. I used some tiny cams a nut and a BD #2 at the top. Probably ok for a mock-lead but wouldn't really have wanted to fall on the gear I did get. Too much crappy rock at Pilot. I think the "sharp ladder" description sounded pretty apt. Just be careful that the pieces don't break off in your hands!
Still, probably an ok spot to take up some beginners. It has anchor bolts but no rap rings.