Good 3 pitch line up the East Face. To find the start hike up to Asterick Pass and continue South past the pass. Look for a bolted chimney system. Climb the chimney then move right onto the face 5.7 or so, up to a large ledge with bolt anchor. Second pitch follows nasty corner system to the right up to the base of a open book dihedral, belay from new bolt anchor. (you can also climb a fun bolted 10.c face up and right of the 1st anchor as a alternate 2nd pitch) 3rd pitch is the best. Jam and stem up the dihedral (5.9) to the top and build a gear anchor. Rap off West Side in 3 raps with a single rope.
Submitted by: bryson on 2005-03-16
Last Modified: 2007-01-07
Route ID: 64719
Our final climb in 2 days at Smith Rock, very fun 3rd pitch, including crack, stemming and a face traverse. Lots of loose rocks at the top, so watch out. We pulled a fist-sized rock down when pulling our ropes, so make sure you clear loose rocks and wear your brain bucket.
Each pitch is better than the one before. The second pitch has an airy "straddling" move. The third pitch is fabulous, just be careful where you belay when you topout: try to make sure your rope is not running through the pile of scree or your belayer (ahem!) will be unhappy.