5 pitches. At the base of the groove that leads up to the ledge with Snake start etc, start up the low angle crack
P1 - Low angle finger hand crack to tree ledge (tree belay). 5.7
P2 - Splitter crack that narrows to fingers. Exit up slab past a bolt, to bolted belay. 5.8
P3 - Trend up and right through trees uding broken crack. Bolted belay. 5.5
P4 - Great lieback crack up right facing crack. End at lower belay 2m out right if rapping here. Or continue up for 10b finish. 5.7.
P5 - 10b optional pitch. Continue up corner; clip bolt and head left up low angle face, into corner. Continue up corner. Up around arch, and short downclimb to hidden belay.

4 raps down. 60m possible, but rope stretcher. See Mountain Project for more detail.

P1-P3: Kris Wild, Fern Webb (2017)
P4-P5: Robin Barley & Carl Austrum (1977)
P5 (end segment): Kris Wild (2019)


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