|Upper Religion Wall
This is a new route that climbs a beautiful finger crack splitter that gradually transitions from tips to perfect fingers. The climbing is sustained 11+ with a 25 foot crux section. After the face crack it slowly transitions to the right where the dihedral opens up for the remainder of the climb. Enjoy!
Right above easy rider, obvious dihedral above. Or to the left of broken arete. 60m rope will get you up and down. The first pitch is done and may go higher.
This is what I used on the send.
Two sets of C3 cams (only need one "000" and one "00"), Two green aliens, Two .3 camalots, One .4 camamlots, One .5 camalots and one #3 or #2 camalot where you can place in the short 2 foot wide section half way up.
Gear starts out with the smallest stuff first then transitions to the larger pieces so rack accordingly.
Don't bother with passive pro on this climb.
There are 2 belay bolts (1/2 inchers) at the bottom of the climb that are there because of the loose drop off behind the climb which make for a secure belay. Anchors are double rings (1/2 inchers).
|By 1Eric Rhicard|
Mar 5, 2012
That is a beautiful crack. I think it is cool you asked if it had been done then went out and did it. Good job.
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 6, 2012
Thanks, I was just the lucky one that stumbled upon it really. Not sure why it hadn't been climbed previously, it's a stunning line in a really popular area.
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 7, 2012
+1 on eric's comment. Superb work!!
|By J. Snyder|
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Mar 16, 2012
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b
Incredible climb with an amazing position and a great addition to Sedona crack climbing! I was super psyched to get the send with 4 attempts over 2 days. As for the grade A.F.H. is harder overall than routes such as The Watchtower and Castles but does not warrant the same grade as routes such as Linger Fickin' or Shangri-La. Either way A.F.H. is one of the best pure crack lines of its grade in the area!!
For Rack in order of placement:
#1 Red C3
#.3 C4 x2
#1 Red C3 x2 for a finish straight outta the Canyonlands!!
Now... go do it