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A classic! Pitch 4 is the money pitch, with a superb moderate crack way up in the sky.

  1. 40m 5.0. Up a non-descript V-chute to a small ledge with trees (natural anchor). Watch out for poison oak.

  2. 20m 5.8 A0 / 5.10c. Nice corner and crack up rock scar to roof. Aid move (#4 cam) to get into offwidth trench, then easily past small tree to double bolt belay (with rap tat).

  3. 30m 5.7. Continue up the trench to a pod (natural anchor).

  4. 35m 5.8. Up out of pod (old buttonhead bolt) then move right and up the broken cracks to the middle of 3 splitter cracks on the headwall above (double bolt belay above headwall).

  5. 20m 5.4. Move right along ledge to tree then easily up crack system. 4th class except for one move near the top.

Rappel descent (double 60m ropes): aim for the chains halfway up P4, then a short rappel to the chains visible 20m below. From here a 55m rappel reaches the ground.


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Located in Hammer Dome approx:
Long/Lat: -120.230128,38.492608

Route Grade Citations

5.0,5.8 A0,5.7,5.8,5.4 Community registered grade
5.8 * VLAdimir NIna

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 72%

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