OverviewBig Tree 2000 is a modern slab climb on 3 O'clock Rock located on the east end of the south buttress next to Big Tree 1. This climb shares the first pitch and the first 2/3rds of the second pitch with Big Tree 1, then takes a line directly up the slabs to the Big Tree.
Getting ThereFollow the directions on the main page. Approach to the south buttress area to the base of the obvious wide handcrack.
Pitch #1 - 5.6 - Climb up the dirty dihedral then traverse to the left to reach the clean handcrack which quickly widens to fists then offwidth. Climb straight up to the base of the ringlock sized splitter and jamb this to the top (felt hard for the grade). Now traverse to the right to reach the belay at the tree. 150 feet
Pitch #2 - 5.10a - Climb straight up the slab and flakes supplementing the 2 bolts with cams. Undercling the big flake above then turn the corner and lieback up the right side of it. At the top, traverse 5 feet to the left along the ledge then climb directly up to the roof when you see the bolt above you. Climb up and over the roof (well protected 10a), then finish to the chains above you. 110 feet
Pitch #3 - 5.10a (5.5R) - Climb straight up the sustained slab clipping numerous bolts as you go. After 100 feet and upon reaching the lower angled terrain, you have two options. First is to angle up and to the left and finish as per Big Tree 1, and the second is to finish to the left anchor. Either way is pretty runout for about 40 feet. 140 feet
Down - Rappel the route from the belay stations.
Essential Gear1 set of cams to 2.5"
1 set of nuts
2 50 or 60 meter ropes