Route DescriptionThis is one of the best and most popular routes at Erie, and climbs a major line among many other good climbs. There are many opportunities for variations on every pitch. Most do this route in three pitches. Pitch one - right facing corner for 35' then runout over slabs rightward to belay anchors. Second Pitch - Up slabs then follows rightward trending crack system. Go up when possible and lieback a small bulge/roof (crux, good pro) to the second belay anchors at a large horizontal growing cedar tree. Third Pitch - Angle up and left through dirty low-fifth class to anchors, or proceed rightward onto the limb of the cedar tree (Springboard Variation), and climb an obvious crack system, clipping an early-Beckey-era piton while you are at it. This variation goes at 5.8+ with exposure.
Rapping zig zag:
From the top of the route, if you have one 60m rope, do this:
One rap to the snag ledge(top of P.2)
One Rap to the big tall dead tree(rappeler's right)
One rap to the ground, barely makes it.
Essential GearBring pro to 2.5 inches. Large nuts, small TriCams, and hexes work well, along with a few of your favorite SLCDs.
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