|Looking up at Cayenne Corners from the start of the first pitch. The climb|
begins in the left facing corner and continues up the right side of the lower pillar through
corners and roofs. (A. Stephen)
The next pitch is the crux- It is called 5.10d in the guidebook, but I felt it checked in a little easier than that- maybe 5.10b. After traversing to the left side of the pillar, you climb an amazing corner that starts as perfect hand jams. After a few body lengths, the crack thins to green camalots and the corner turns into a slot that you can get great knee-bars in.
|Chalking up for the roof! (A. Stephen)|
|PNW climber Micah Faville crushing the stellar corner crack |
climbing of the 2nd pitch. (A. Stephen)
The next pitch checks in around 5.10a and traverses out yet another awesome roof on a slightly wider crack (#3 camalot) with better feet.
Two more 5.9 pitches continue up through cracks, neither of which weren't totally memorable, but fun nonetheless. We rappelled the route with two ropes.
|The author traversing around another roof on splitter cracks.|
--Andy Stephen, Instructor and Guide