A great route well worth a walk after topping out on any of the Walt's Wall or Fall Wall routes. After locating the crag - gawk at Lucille - the 5.13a squeeze chimney/ offwidth to the left of Hassler's Hat Box crack (see ritwik's photo). Now get on Cat's Cradle instead. Ascend the stemmy corner to the first large ledge. One could separate the climb into 2 pitches after this first 30' of the lead. Step a few feet right and surmount the initial difficulties of entering the crack -- seemingly the Vedauwoo theme. If you fall out, you have a king sized ledge to plop back onto. Once established cruise the fun, continous handcrack to the anchor. It's 5.8+. Yes the dredded plus.
Submitted by: bluesky on 2002-10-29
Route ID: 26340