Wide (5-7"?) first pitch has spit many off with ankle busting consequences. Bring the big stuff or be prepared to run out solid 5.7 laybacking for about 25 feet. Belay on top of the flake with placed gear, or continue traversing right to two bolts (better). The second pitch is wonderful. The holds are incut, the exposure is huge, and the pro is solid. Spits you out directly on the summit. Enjoy this true classic. To avoid the first wide pitch, climb the first pitch of Conn's East, a very aesthetic start that ends at the bolts described above.
Why the hell would anyone want to miss the 1st pitch, huge gear episode? You gotta do it! Take a green Big Bro and a purple #4 camalot and your cool... One of the best routes at Seneca and named after a master...done by Tony Soler in 1951 freaking AWESOME!
Submitted by: ontherocks on 2005-09-29
Route ID: 38059