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(o) Right of the Escalator
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Axe of God T 
B.S. Arch T 
Breeze, The T 
Bullocks T 
Flatman Chimney T 
Free Lance T 
Hair Lip T 
Hair Pie T 
Hot Buttered Rump T 
Jackal, The T 
Mad Dogs and Edgingmen T 
Philocetes' Bow T 
Poppycock Arch T 
Shadow, The T 

Axe of God 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R [details]
FA: Larry Harrell and Pat Callis, May 1968
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Feb 3, 2006

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This climb follows a prominent right-facing arch. A large flake has fallen off, and is standing on edge at the base of the route. This is the "axe." A difficult, unprotected undercling start leads to hand jamming and then face climbing. If you can handle the start, this is a fairly nice route. Rappel from the top.


standard rack

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By Ryan Strickland
From: Idyllwild, CA
Apr 24, 2011

I disagree with the "R" rating. One can place a small cam right from the start to protect the move onto the "axe".
By AstroDood
From: his mind
Jul 13, 2013

One could simply forego all gear placements.
By dnaiscool
Mar 25, 2015

Here's the rack I used: #1,3,4 Camalot; #11 Hex; Thin to med. stoppers...and do look for that Key Edge for the left foot to step off the "Ax"...just sayin'...

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