George the Animal Steele, Cerberus Gendarme II 5.10+
Avg time to climb route: 3-4 hours
Approach time: 10 minutes
Descent time: 30 minutes
Number of pitches: 4
Height of route: 500'
OverviewFA: Bryan Bird, Joe French, and Zack Lee, 2006/2007.
The route’s most notable feature is the splitter crack of Pitches 3 and 4. It faces slightly up-canyon and is located three buttresses left of Cynthia’s Handjob. Begin by climbing a wide crack in a left-facing corner and then move left into a straight-in crack. Pitch 2 climbs past a couple of bolts through the jungle. Pitch 3 starts in a left-facing corner, climbs out a roof and continues up on thin hand jams to a bolted anchor. One more pitch of crack and face climbing to the last bolted anchor.
Rack: see topo.
Descent: rappel the route with 60m rope.
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