Route Description"Chouinard Special" begins on the short dihedral just left of "Lieback." The climb consists of some easy crack on to more interesting slab. The route originally had an X rating as their were only two bolts protecting the upper slab. At some point this changed with the addition of a few more bolts.
Pitch 1: Follow the roughly 35 foot crack up to a two bolt belay. Protectable with mid-sized cams and nuts.
Pitch 2: Move out onto the face above the belay to the left. Follow the line of bolts to a 2 bolt belay.
Pitch 3: traverse up and to the left to a bolt and then head up to a two bolt rap station.
This route is rappable with two 60m ropes to the rocks below the big pine tree. It can also be rapped in two sections with a single.
Greg Vernon's "Needles" guidebook covers this climb.
GearMid sized cams and nuts.
Rap stations have chains.