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Rock Climbing Photo: At the roof on pitch 2.  Good stuff.
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By ccmski
From: Prescott, AZ
Oct 17, 2009
FYI- this is actually the Karl's Korner pitch- one that is often climbed as a classic linkup
By Ted Smith
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jul 16, 2010
I climbed the Classic yesterday and this picture is looking up the third pitch--as I climbed the route--from the belay point. Note the off-width nature of the first roof immediately in the foreground. I found a Camalot #6 protected it perfectly . Without it, a slip on the off-width moves would mean a nasty fall and possible broken ankle. Why not protect???

Also, it was only possible to protect the ramp--approx 40-50 ft of it with a Camalot #4 and #5. While the ramp is not difficult, the rock is smooth, and the angle is steep enough to result in death without protection. Big gear is good! Please be prepared.
By Micah Kurtz
Oct 4, 2013
I'd rather protect in the smaller crack like the climber did here, 6s are heavy!
By Erin Connery
From: San Francisco
Jan 31, 2016
I second what Ted Smith says. 4-5" cams will not protect. You're looking at a 40-50 foot run out without the 6 or some equal method of protection. The small crack protected in this picture is good, but still 40-50 feet of wide crack after it until the 4" cam fits, so it does not protect anything after immediate move beyond the start.

Should you not have or own a 6", the flake to the left (not pictured) is 5.7 and could be the alternate route to continue upwards.
By Greg Opland
Feb 1, 2016
40 to 50 foot runout? Maybe 20-25 if you have a #4 Camalot. You have a piece right there in the base of the start, then it narrows once you get up in there.

ccmski is completely correct. This is a Karl's Korner pitch, NOT the third pitch of Classic. Third pitch of Classic goes up the sort of corner/flake east of the belay bush/tree. You go up that, then break right and head up a sort of 12" ramp up the lefthand wall. Step across at the top to gain a crack system headed up across to the far side of the flying buttress to belay.

Having said that, it's completely doable to go up via KK.
The actual Classic pitch is really cool, though.
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At the roof on pitch 2. Good stuff.

Submitted By: Craig Randleman on Dec 10, 2008
On this route:
The Classic (5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b )
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