The first pitch is mixed bolts and gear and goes at 5.8 It's a nice way to ease into the climb. The second pitch starts straight up a finger crack with good protection before it traverses (bolts) a blank slab (crux) rightwards into a left leaning corner (gear). The last pitch continues up the left leaning crack to the top and it protects exclusively with gear.
The first two pitches were the most worrisome as climbers above us were knocking down rocks and throwing their rappel ropes without warning. We continued to climb quickly in an attempt to finish the route and avoid the rappelling crowds from the neighboring climbs. We topped out in the nick of time and managed to race down to the car just as night fell. Another adventurous day!
|Ginger Buttress is the pointy white pinnacle just right of centre|
|Power Failure climbs to the right of the black water streak|
|Pitch 2 finger crack which leads into the left leaning corner|
|The shadow of Ginger Buttress falling across the desert meadow|