From the parking lot, walk down the trail until you've passed Chaos Roof and the Trailside boulder, then go down to the river. Look for a place to cross just above the falls and make your way to the flat rock at the base of the Tick (map). Can't miss it right now with the spraypaint!
|Tick Boulder (explanation of number symbols here )|
1. The Tick Traverse (V2): Start at the left end and traverse right without using the lip until you reach the prow, then top out to the right.
2. The Tick (V0): Sit start on the large left-facing sidepull, and move up through the crack and crimps to the top. Dyno from the crack to the top and it's a V1. Lots of positive holds and a good lip make a great first topout for a new climber.
3. The Traverse (V5): Start on a jug on the right arete, and traverse left using the holds in the crack for hands. One of my favorites!
4. Kiss the Prow (V3): Starting with right hand in a dish and left hand pinching the arete, get your feet up and move straight to the top.
|Damien Jones on The Tick Traverse|
|Me on The Traverse|