We were looking for a decent moderate climb that we had not already been on a couple dozen times and ended up here. This is a nice climb although it wanders around quite a bit. The first and second pitches are where the excitement is at. This time around, rather than climb the dull third pitch, I made a long traverse over to PF Flyers. After playing around there for awhile, I traversed over to Grand Funk and rapped down from there.
We wanted some quick fun on a route that we were familiar with, so this was my choice. Since my climbing partner does not like leading, I took point. We just played around on the third pitch since there is not much of anything there but boring, low angle rock. This is actually a really fun route and deserves a little more attention.
I was having a little trouble with traction today. I wore a pair of shoes that I had not used before and lost my confidence. Of course, the rock down low was cold and shaded and just didn't provide much traction to begin with. I still managed to lead the entire route even though I must have left my balls at home.
The route starts to the right of Grand Funk Railroad just beneath an odd hole in the rock. There is also a pine tree very close to the rock. Climb up to the hole and place protection inside of it. Move to the right towards a bolt just over the tracks. There is another bolt up and slightly right from the first. I found it easier to climb just to the left of the bolt and didn't bother clipping it. I ran it out to the first shared belay with Saturday Night Live.
On the second pitch, climb up and to the left towards a bolt on easier ground. Climb to another bolt just underneath of the headwall. Climb up and to the right over the headwall to another set of belay anchors that is shared with Saturday Night Live. From here, climb straight up over easy terrain to the top. The last pitch is not really worthwhile and there is a lot of boring, low angle slab. We climbed up and just walked ropeless to the left so that we could rappel back down on Autumn Speaks and The Pulpit - five raps with a single 70M rope.