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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Tunnel Ridge Road Region at Courthouse Rock

East Ridge

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Standard Route 4th (Trad) **

First Ascent: Unknown
Length: 70ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Hike down to the end of the trail to a saddle immediately before the main Courthouse Rock. Walk around to the left side of some large boulders then scramble up and right around a corner. Pass a dihedral and scramble up a gully the summit.
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Ascentionist said on May 22nd, 2005
There is an old bolt on the east face just left of this route. It goes at about 5.8- and would be considered R/X even with TCUs to protect. THe bolt is useless.
Barnacle Ben said on May 4th, 2009
Scrambling up this thing was what got me into climbing. Worth it for the hike in and view on top.