Route Climbed: First Kiss & Water Groove Date Climbed: fall & winter 2003
First Kiss is a very fun route with P2 (or P3 depending on how you do it) traverse and P4 (or P5) headwall being the highlights.
Water Groove. "Aided" our way up this (with the help of the good friend the cheat stick) cool feature. Did not do P3 (P4 is same as last pitch of First Kiss). With more traffic, this could be a real Smith gem IMHO.
Route Climbed: First Kiss and Water Groove (aka "The Climb") Date Climbed: January 22, 2005 and March 23, 2003 and
January 22, 2005--First Kiss--Climbed this fun 5 pitch (generously bolted route) on a beautiful January day. We had the route (and actually the whole rock formation to ourselves). The route is still a bit dirty, but it was very enjoyable.
March 23, 2003--Water Groove--Climbs don't get much cooler that this--it has it all, aiding in the first pitch to access the mouth of the water groove; beautiful stemming up the water groove, and then several pitches of slab climbing. Lots of fun rapping down the grove as it was getting dark.