Fun well featured finger crack solo. Scramble back down right. Dow
Biological Clock- 50’-5.9/ A one move wonder on the independent tower perpendicular and at the west end of the Dairy Queen Wall. Climb the easy hand crack up to the horizontal. Then easy but runout jug climbing up to the single bolt just below the top. Make a cool slab/face move (exposed if soloing) for the grade to the summit. Scramble back down the same descent that serves Dairy Queen wall, just meters away. Dow
An easy wide chimney solo candidate. Near the end you get some exposure via a finger/hand crack on the left side. Rap Frosty Cone-Hot Fudge or scramble down the right side of the wall. Dow
A secure solo on good rock. Nothing remarkable and no real crux. Rap Frosty Cone-Hot Fudge. Dow
What a great wall to lead from 5.7-5.10c in one sitting. Leap Year Flake, 5.7; Lurch, 5.8, Adam's Family, 5.9; Norm, 5.10a; Leap Erickson, 5.10b and The Mojus, 5.10c. Leap Year gets 2 stars in Miramontes' guide simply because of the feature (flake). It is on the easy side of 5.7 for soloists. Leap Erickson (5.10b) is a fully bolted route right next to it and although I am not much for slab or sport climbing, I enjoyed this thoughtful lead. Norm (5.10a) gets 2 stars and deserves them due to the diversity of its features, undercling, chicken heads, arete. There is a piton at the undercling (2015) over the bulge before hitting the bolt line. Most moves are up the right side of the bolts. Mojus (5.10c) was pure slab, nothing out of the ordinary, I was not impressed. Lurch (5.8) is much more thought provoking and offers more challenging pro than Adam's Family (5.9). Where Adams is straight forward and easy for 5.9 at Jtree, Lurch runs up easy ground to a dead vertical short dihedral with flaring pockets for gear, very cool route. Great rock on both of these trad lines.
Greg Slayden started the route, our third of the day, but got pumped out below the crux about 3/4 of the way up. I lowered him down and finished the route, so it was a team effort.
Scrumdillyishus, Misty Kiss and face climbs to the left.
Led Scrumdillyishus, Frosty Cone and Mr. Misty Kiss on a cool shady autumn afternoon. Climbed with Justing.
Also tr'd Mr. Misty Kiss in Nov. 2005 after catching a lead fall on it !