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Fontanar de Rojo 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Anytime
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Submitted By: 46and2 on Apr 7, 2007
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Description 

This route follows different crack systems to the top of the cliff. Ascend the right facing flake to the top of the pillar; then follow the obvious varnished corner (crux??) to its top; and then follow the left angling wide flare to the top (some thin gear). Crux would be the obvious varnished corner; but it looks more intimidating then it is; the jams are SUPER secure. The crux is great (2 Stars) while the rest would only be 1 star.


Location 

This route is 15 feet to the right of Stupid Cat at the obvious pillar feature. At the top, I recommend walking off as per Classic Corner of Calico since you'll be right on top of it.


Protection 

Bring a selection of gear including some thin crack pieces for the start and also the top. No anchors so walk off right or left.



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Perfect Hand Jams!
Perfect Hand Jams!
Reaching the top of the pillar feature before the varnished crack.
Reaching the top of the pillar feature before the ...
At the top of the varnished corner; climb through the annoying bush and up the left angling flare above (can't see in photo!!) Have Fun!!
At the top of the varnished corner; clim...
Brian just reaching the crux varnished corner; this part is the best section of the climb; too bad its not longer!!
Brian just reaching the crux varnished corner@SEMI...
Jared on TR and entering the fun part!!
Jared on TR and entering the fun part!!
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By SexPanther aka Kiedis
Apr 10, 2007

When I climbed this route, there were fixed slings and rings around boulders in a chimney about 80-100 feet up (red and blue). Was told by the F/Aers of the mixed variation on the face (Randy Marsh and Pier Locatelli) that they put them in as the topout seemed like more work than was worth if you're out cragging and hanging out in Calico just to do these routes. I topped out anyway and had fun, but if I went back, I'd rap.