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D Burd solos Highway star
A short, but powerful route. Start on either side of the triangular flake (left side is easy but sparse pro) up to a finger crack. Work left and crank through a small roof (crux). Continue up splitter hand crack (have those gold camalots ready!), make a fun move right, and continue up to the top. Belay from tree.
Walk off left.
If not up for leading, it would be easy to rig a top-rope off a tree by scrambling up and left from the base of the route.
There is also a fun 10b variation that can be led or top-roped. From the base, climb the left side of the triangular flake, traversing left and then back right around a flake resembling the state of Texas. After working back to the right, join up with the main route. If top-roping, a directional is recommended to prevent a big swing from the left end of the "Texas flake".
See area description.
Single rack to 3" (blue Camalot), plus extras in the 2" (gold Camalot) range.
BETA PHOTO: Highway Star
D burd tops out on Highway Star
Apr 18, 2009
really great training for working forearm endurance.
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 22, 2010
The 10b variation is much better, and highly recommended. good pumpy fun
|By Mark P Thomas|
Mar 5, 2012
10b variation looks to be a lead you'd want to do with double ropes to avoid terrible rope drag while still protecting the leader from a dangerous fall at the crux.