Grade III (barely). Tackles the, uh, central corner on Haystack's looong west face--this corner is sandwiched between two obvious and dirty looking chimney systems. 2 pitches of easy slabs and grooves lead to the corner, then sustained and excellent 5.8 (with one short 5.9 section) for 3-4 obvious pitches to the top. Descend by heading left (north) to pick up the 4th class "Grassy Goat Trail", a fairly obvious system of ledges and ramps that deposits you back at the base.
Submitted by: takeme on 2006-08-27
Route ID: 62147
2 or 3 really good pitches, both felt easy for the grade - strange considering that Gunks climbers did the FA and FFA. The "approach" is 2-3 pitches of sub 5.5 climbing, not the 200 feet Betchel reports in the new book.