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Lost in the Alps 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Joe Lee on Dec 9, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: I think this corner is the start of the route (whe...


You've done R-4, Space Cowboy, and Stoner Boner and you're looking for another classic Mt Lemmon "moderate" on gear. This may be your climb. From the ground doesn't look like much. Great rock, long pitch, good pro, bit heady, little bit sandbagged. Just a little.


When you reach the base of the Pharaoh, head left till you reach the left side of the main wall. Continue up and left a bit to a short clean left facing corner. The right side overhangs a bit. There are two bolts at the summit. Easy down climb on the back side. A sixty won't get your down. You might be able to get down with a 70. Might.


Standard rack.

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By Jordan Stone
Oct 29, 2015

I recently did something on the left side of the Pharaoh, but I'm not sure it was this. The terrain on the left side of this cliff is complicated. Does anyone have a picture of this route?
By Karl Groll
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 8, 2016

Didn't know much about the route going in, so just adding a few comments and I picture of where we started.

Didn't really feel sandbagged, 5.10- seems about right. Rock didn't feel that well traveled - it seems like the crux for me was just worrying about what stuff was going to crumble. It's a mixed route, with several bolts up high. I thought the bolted face was higher quality than the lower section.

It's a single, pretty long pitch. Two bolts at the summit. SQLIII says this is easily top roped, but I'm not sure from where? I finished pretty far past the half way point on a 70, and didn't think it was too wandery.

Since our stuff was at the base, we just scrambled off towards the east (climbers-left side of the formation) and were down within 5-10 minutes. Would be convenient to hit up Ripple Wall while you're up there.

Probably not worth a trip to the area on its own, but a good addition if you're there.

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