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Down Periscope 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 130', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: S. Grossman, L. Coats 1980's
Season: Sunny
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Submitted By: Kole DeCou on Jan 26, 2007

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Description 

A sunny route on Submarine Rock. A bit spooky in spots.

Pitch 1: 5.10 80' A bit awkward in spots. Climb the right-slanting hands-ow crack until it pinches off. A poorly protected mantle (crux 1) gets you to an optional belay ledge. Traverse right to a finger crack and hump one of the worst dirt clods I have ever encountered in Sedona. If you get over it then climb the hand crack until forced out right (crux 2). Whew! Belay takes a very big piece, and fingers and nuts.

Pitch 2: 5.6 50' Climb gently to the top. Mostly easy, but most of the would-be gear is in crap rock, and most of the holds are suspect. Belay from a tree.

Descent: 1 130' rap off the west side.

Location 

Follow directions to the south face of Submarine Rock. This route is located about 50' right of the obvious bivy cave at the base of a right slanting crack.

Protection 

2 each blue Alien to NEW #5 Camalot, a knife and webbing.


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Rock Climbing Photo: A more recent ascent of Down Periscope (late 90s).
A more recent ascent of Down Periscope (late 90s).
Rock Climbing Photo: Heather Songster follows the pitch- really, does t...
Heather Songster follows the pitch- really, does t...

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By markguycan
From: flagstaff, AZ
Mar 8, 2008

Kole has a lot of experience w/ dirt clods- I remember him nonchanlantly carving holds on Scrotum Pole. If this has the worst- beware!

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