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Annihilation 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 185'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Scott Duemler
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Submitted By: bio on Mar 6, 2008

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Starting the long and exposed traverse to install ...

Description 

first pitch past some scary looking (but better than it looks) rock to fixed nut and toward bolt then into a short sweet crack. Past crack is easy but loose climbing to gain a narrow, flat ledge at two ring anchors. The second pitch is the money, start thin and clip bolt then pull committing crux, a small bulge/roof. Getting to the roof on thin balancy holds is actually the crux, the top of the little roof is flat and you can pull/mantle over it pretty easily. continue on good rock over face and two short bulges past more bolts to exposed and beautiful summitt. May be a couple of options for some small gear to supplement bolts if you want. rap with 60m rope just gets you to ring anchors and a second rap to deck.


Location 

Walk out of the icebox and stay close to the right hand side of the opening canyon. About 5 minutes from the icebox on your right will be a large turrett, be looking for a bolt about 25 feet up.


Protection 

bolts and light rack of small to medium nuts and cams.



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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Feb 23, 2012

I almost died on this route. We tried doing it as a single pitch; wrong idea. When I tried to pass the roof/crux after a low bolt, I fell and fell because somehow my belayer thought I was clipping, even after I had fallen at the same place a couple of times. She finally stopped me and I ended up with a swollen rather than a broken neck. Do it in two pitches and ask Scot to put in a bolt at the crux...