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FFA: Gene Drake & Rocko Rampino, 1981
Pro to 4".
FFA: Bill Dutton & Paul Sullivan, 1969
FFA: Hidetaka Suzuki, 1987
FFA: Gary Allen & Malcolm Jolly, 1977
Pro to 3", with triples of 2" cams.
FFA: Kim Schmitz & Norm Simmons, 1971
Pro to 2".
FFA: Mike Carville, 1988
FFA: Paul Bancroft late 1970s
FFA: Max Jones & Geoff Smith, 1977
FFA: Craig Shanholtzer & Norm Simmons, 1975
FFA: Max Jones 1970s
Pro to 3".
Pro to 3.5". Bolted anchors.
FFA: Doug Mishler, 1987
Thin pro to 1".
FFA: Gene Drake 1990s
Bolted. Pro: 1 small nut.
FFA: ??, 1981
FFA: Richard Leversee, Greg Smith & Bob Harrington, 1987
Pro to 1.5", bolts.
FFA: Richard Leversee
FFA: Eric Beck & Peter Haan, 1972
FFA: Kim Schmitz & A.P. Marsten, 1972
FFA: Gary Allen & Max Jones, 1977
FFA: Hans Standteiner & Glen Poulsen, 1987
Pro to 3.5".
FFA: Pete Chasse, 1996
Pro to 5". Bolted top anchor.
FFA: Jim Bridwell, 1976
Finger and thin hands crack right of Firecracker. Traverse left to join Firecracker before the roof. Pro to 4".
FFA: John Hoffman & Max Jones, 1976
Pro to 1".
FFA: Max Jones & Gary Allen, 1978
Pro to 3.5", bolts.
FFA: Hans Standteiner & Dale Kim, 1987
FFA: Max Jones & Gary Allen, 1976
FFA: Max Jones & Gary Allen, 1977
Pro to 1.25".
FFA: Mark Hudon, 1977
FFA: Gene Drake, 1980
FFA: Gene Drake, 1988
FFA: Victor Marcus, Malcolm Jolly & Jim Day, 1977
FFA: Todd Worsfold, 1988
FFA: Barry Dow & Dan Schultz, 1970
FFA: Eric Beck, Harry Smeenk & A.P. Marsten, 1970
Small pro, bolts.
FFA: Gary Allen, 1977
FFA: Max Jones, 1976
Pro to 5.5".
FFA: Dale Bard, 1977
FFA: Gary Allen & Max Jones
Pro to 5".
FFA: Jim Orey, 1977
FFA: Hidataka Suzuki, 1993
FFA: Eric Beck & et al., 1973
Optional 1" cam.
FFA: Brian Biega, 1995
FFA: Eric Perlman
Not quite as interesting as the variations, the original zig-zagging line still serves up fantastic variety of climbing at an easier grade.
110 ft (5.7) Start up the vertical hand crack up a dihedral to a small ledge. Follow the obvious large flake past 2 bolts to the large ledge. Traverse left to the start of the second pitch. Variations (5.8 and 5.9+) begin at the base of the vertical off-width / fist crack. Continue left for the original second pitch. Bring one or two pieces of 4' pro for the flake and place them carefully.
90 ft (5.7) Follow the diagonal crack and ramp back to the right, passing under the roof and around to the right before traverse horizontally back left. Follow the fingers/hands splitter crack to the bolted anchor.
Chains at the right of the large ledge above the first pitch allow you to top-rope the first pitch as well as the interesting face climbing just right of the first pitch. If top-roping the first pitch, use the last bolt as a redirect. Resist any temptation to belay the second pitch from these chains. Instead, traverse left and build an anchor before starting the second pitch.
Descend in two rappels. The lip of the roof can snag a rope, so be careful when pulling the rope after the first rappel.
FFA: Eric Beck & Harry Smeenk, 1972
Instead of traversing all the way left, start the second pitch with the vertical off-width / fist crack, and then pick up the original route, avoiding the roof.
Start the second pitch with the vertical off-width / fist crack, and then pull the roof!
Excellent top rope after Rated X.
70ft (5.11a R) Tricky gear.
??ft (5.10+) Rarely climbed.
FFA: Ron Kauk, 1975
Pro to 7".
FFA: John Hoffman, Bob Carter, Paul Schimmon & Ken Volz, 1972
FFA: John Hoffman & Fred Andregg, 1972
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