4th Pitch- 160’- 5.9/ This is the money pitch of Birthday Party. Head back right into the crack you were in before and follow it on easy ground up a flake into the dark solid varnished wall. When the crack ends, protect your second with a 1” at double sling length and make the awesome 10’ traverse left via a good finger rail. You can protect the mantle up into the left crack with a 4”, but should remove it once you make the move so as to avoid unnecessary rope drag. Place gear at will as you continue up the arête to a medium sized ledge with a 4”-5” gear belay.
Birthday Party, 5.10a, 6 Pitches, Magic Mountain, Red Rocks, NV, May, 2010