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|Type: ||Trad, 2 pitches, 230 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.11a [details]|
|FA: ||Charlie Raymond, Pat Callis. FFA P1 Gib Lewis, Tobin Sorenson. P2 John Long, Richard Harrison.|
|Season: ||Early Spring|
|Submitted By: ||Chris Owen on Mar 4, 2006|
BETA PHOTO: Iron Cross (5.11a)
Traverse right on a ledge to get onto a pinnacle. P1 The thin crack is taxing, but does take nuts and thin cams, the crux involves technical and slightly desperate moves. P2 Your mates' big lead. Up a shallow ramp to the meat of P2. Thin face leads to an apparent impasse, but a sly move left (the Iron Cross) bypasses this to lead to a shallow ramp with pins, more face leads to the top. A long a worrying pitch, but brilliant (when you've done it).
Descent as for Valhalla.
Nuts, thin cams, bolts, pins.
|By Bruce Diffenbaugh|
Feb 5, 2008
One the most technical 5.11 climbs on this wall.A real test.
|By tony grice|
May 5, 2008
Are there supost to be pins on the first pitch? There were none as of 5/3/08.Did the pin gobblin eat them?
|By C Miller|
May 5, 2008
Fixed pins are usually in place, but they seem to come and go. Modern gear protects in lieu of the pins but take some effort to get in - which is why the pins are there - or not. The same thing happens over at Tahquitz on the Green Arch.
|By Mar' Himmerich|
From: Santa Fe, NM
Aug 26, 2008
I popped off the crux for a second and realized that the name of the route is PERFECT!
|By Jonathan Clark|
From: Philadelphia, PA
Jun 28, 2010
No fixed pins on p1 as of 6/13/10
Sep 20, 2010
Again, no pitons on P1 as of 9.18.2010. Definitely need some pretty good small gear to protect P1. Fantastic climbing on P1, and especially P2, but a fall on P1 could have bad results as gear is tricky to place.