This is a worthy beginner trad lead at The Northern Point based on the ease of climbing and solid gear placements along the way. It's a great climb to place as many pieces of gear as possible since it takes mainly sizes under 1-inch. We were able to place a variety of cams and nuts along the route.
The climbing itself is fairly pleasant. Work your way on top of a beginning slab until you encounter a blocky fin that you work around left. Use big holds to get on top of a ledge before finishing on a smaller finger crack in a shallow corner. Overall a fun enough climb that is very very short, like many of the other climbs in the area.
The climb from the ground up
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